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Fall 1995 

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A News Magazine Published by Governor Dummer Acade 




Perkins: The Most-Moved Building on Campus 

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As GDA prepares to embark on its largest-ever construction project by relocating Moody House (see feature 
story), it is interesting to note that the Academy has a long history of moving buildings. 

The structure that is today called Perkins Dormitory has the distinction of being the most-moved building on 
campus. Originally constructed in 1887 - on what is now the quad - as The Perkins Gymnasium, it was named for 
Headmaster John W. Perkins (1882-94). It contained a basketball court, gym apparatus and a handball court. As the circa 
1920 photo at right shows, the quad then also contained a tennis court. The Mansion House can be seen at the right of 
Perkins Gymnasium, while the view at far right is completely unobstructed. 

The second photograph shows Perkins 
in its second incarnation, as Perkins 
Dormitory, beside the Little Red Schoolhouse 
and Moody House. In 1956, the structure was 
moved to its present location (across Middle 
Road from Alumni Gymnasium, as shown in 
the bottom photo) in order to make way for 
the Morris P. Frost Building. At far right in the 
below photo is the former Stone Garage, which 
was converted to the Kaiser Visual Arts Center 
in 1985. 



FALL 1995 


Commencement '95 

Ashley B. Russell of Hampton Falls, NH, Edward 
Guzman of Los Angeles and Sung Jin An of Newburyport 
received GDA's highest awards at the Academy's 232nd 
commencement exercises. A wealth of excellent speakers 
motivated the graduates to use their skills and talents wisely. 

Project Update: 

Moody House Moves 

to New Home; 

Donors Offer $6.5 million 

The Academy's largest-ever building project took a giant leap forward during the 
summer as Moody House moved from its original Elm Street location and GDA received 
gifts totaling $6.5 million. A project update and photographic essay on Moody's progress. 

On the Cover 

Caroline Kelleher '99 and Toby 
Strasenburgh '98 enjoy the 1994- 
95 edition of The Milestone, the 
GDA student yearbook, in the 
Perry Room. Beyond them is the 
Cobb Room, a place that has been 
an important locus of GDA activ- 
ity since it was built in 1941. 

(Photograph by David Oxton) 

Archon Profile 

V-E Plus 50: 

The Only Witness... 

A witness to the signing of the German surrender 
that ended World War II, Ted Bergmann '37 makes a cele- 
brated return to the European War Room 50 years later as a 
guest of a grateful France. 

Reunion '95 

More than 280 Governor Dummer graduates and 
their families from 26 states and two foreign coun- 
tries returned to their alma mater for a memory-filled 
Reunion '95 weekend. A pictorial review of the fun. 

Education: The Arch 

by Aimee Walsh Schade '84 

Alumna Aimee Walsh Schade offers a very personal por- 
trait of her trials and triumphs as both a student and an educator. 
Through it all, she discovers the value of her GDA experience and 
some unforeseen impediments to learning elsewhere. 


Class Notes 29 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 27 

On Campus 4 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper 


In Memoriam 

August 9, 1995 

Dear Peter, 

Thanks ever so much for the extraordi- 
nary hospitality which you and the GDA 
family extended to Bill's many friends and 
family. The setting for the service was 
ideal, the logistics were professionally han- 
dled, the refreshments were elegant and 
your impersonation of Bill was perfect. The 
entire gathering thought it was Bill saying, 
"Peter...." I have received so many positive 
comments about the service and the role 
the school played in it. It all made for a 
very moving and uplifting celebration of 
Bill's life and all he did for so many people 
and causes. And it certainly demonstrated 
the importance of Governor Dummer 
Academy in his life. 

Thanks again, and my personal condo- 
lences to you and GDA on your and its 
profound loss. You've experienced more 
than your fair share in recent years. 


Ralph Ardiff '58 

Danvers, MA 

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Library Kudos 

May 1, 1995 

I am delighted to see that the Academy 
is finally getting a library worthy of an aca- 
demic institution with any self-respect at 
all. While I understand that the Annual 
Fund is used more for tuition, salaries, etc. 
and I respect that individual contributions 
are not generally directed to one thing or 
another within it, I would be glad if my 
contributions (a drop in the bucket though 
they may be) could be used solely for 
library acquisitions. 

Joshua D. Mackay-Smith '87 

White Post, VA 

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Reunion Gratitude 

June 20, 1995 

Dear Peter, 

Just a short note to thank you and your 
associates, especially Mike and Karen, for a 
superb Reunion weekend. Even the gods 
were on our side with the perfect weather. 

Both Calvine and I were very impressed 
with the student panel on Saturday, as well 
as with the others who helped out during 

our stay. The campus is beautiful, and I 
finally did find Perkins Dorm. It sure is dif- 
ferent, and for the better, than when I was 
there, in the late forties. Keep up the good 

Calvine and I would love to see you 
again this coming fall, if you are planning a 
trip to the Chicago area. Let us know if you 

Again, many thanks to everyone for a 
wonderful weekend. See you in 2000, if not 

Charles Clymer Bowen '50 
Lake Forest, IL 

Giving Something Back 

July 14, 1995 

Dear Peter, 

I am glad I can send a little something 
back to GDA. It gave me a great deal, and I 
look back on my days there as the happiest 
years of my life. 

One night, after lights, my roommate 
and I were talking about things and we 
both decided we would be happy to spend 
the rest of our lives at the Academy. 


William C Bottger '28 

Roanoke, VA 

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Parting Shot 

August 24, 1995 

To the GDA community from 1988-1995: 
As some of you already know, I decided 
to leave GDA last spring in order to go to 
graduate school. As I was packing to leave, 
I came across three envelopes filled with 
notes from Brantwood. Remember "The 
Gift" that Mrs. Bragdon made each of us 
write? Yes, I saved them! After reading 
these notes, I realized how much I'm going 
to miss GDA and all of the great people I 
have met over the last eight years. I will 
never forget the three Brantwood Weekends 
that I shared with so many of you — espe- 
cially the one when we got lost for two and 
a half hours. By the way, it was really Luke 
Franco's fault, even though I took the blame 
(only kidding, Luke)! 

To the faculty, staff, alumni/ae and pre- 
sent students: I want to thank you for all of 
the special memories. 
Take care, 
Kelly Eaton 
Centerville, MA 

Editor's Note 

Welcome to the new, improved 
Archon. As you probably have 
noticed, this issue, the first of the 
1995-96 academic year, looks a little 
different from its predecessors. 
First, and perhaps most evident, is 
the new, four-color cover - a 
marked change from the two-color 
covers you're used to seeing on The 
Archon. This improvement, made to 
expand and enhance the maga- 
zine's readership and coffee-table 
longevity, was effected with sur- 
prisingly little additional expense 
through some creative planning on 
the part of our designer and 
printer. For the third time in the 
last five years, we also have 
updated the page designs, some of 
which has been largely revamped 
in response to readers' suggestions. 
This issue also carries two new ele- 
ments, housed on the inside front 
and back covers: the Then & Now 
feature at the front and The GDA 
Store merchandise listing at the 
back. We hope you enjoy the Then 
& Now retrospective views of the 
evolving GDA campus, especially 
as we look forward to entering the 
most ambitious construction project 
in the Academy's history. We also 
hope that collecting the GDA mer- 
chandise into one, easy-to-find list 
will simplify your shopping and 
provide you with a few gift-giving 

As always, we are eager to 
receive your input and suggestions. 
Feel free to write to us with your 
reactions to The Archon' s content 
and appearance, with your ideas 
for feature stories and alumni/ae 
profiles and with comments about 
the Academy in general. We look 
forward to hearing from you. 




On page 13 of the spring 1995 edi- 
tion of The Archon, the 1940 Spring 
Track captain was misidentified. 
The photograph caption should 
have identified the captain as Alfred 
Hutchinson '40. 

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Published since 1884 


Peter W. Bragdon 


David L. Bergmann '70 

Assistant Editor 
G. Matthew Pike 


David Oxton 

Director of Development 

Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development 

and Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Betsy Winder 

Archon Advisory Board 
Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton '70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury '79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine F. D'Orio P'88'95 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Shirley S. French P'76 

Michael E. Hoover '71 

Mary F Mack P'87 '91 '93 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97 

Richard B. Osgood '53, P'85 '88 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80 '83 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni Trustees 

Brian H. Noyes '76 
William F O'Leary '73 

Alumni/ae Council 

Arthur H. Veasey, III '68, President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Thomas R. Bell '73 

Carolyn Lyons Borwick '77 

Catherine Burgess '91 

Peter T Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

Henry B. Eaton '70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '83 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Reynolds E. Moulton '56 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

Deborah Pope Adams '74 

Peter F Richardson '75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Pamela K. Welch '80 

The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massa- 
chusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters are welcome 
from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the Academy, and are 
subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



. n July, Moody House was lifted off 
its foundation and moved to its new home 
between Evans Cottage and Nannie B. 
Phillips Dormitory The process was slow 
and painstaking, and it occurred to me as I 
watched it that it was a perfect metaphor for 
the larger process it begins - the largest and 
most ambitious construction project in the 
Academy's 232-year history. 

The process of erecting buildings, in 
and of itself, does not consume a great deal of 
time in relative terms; erecting the proper 
buildings that thoughtfully integrate the 
future with the past is far more difficult and 
time-consuming. The act of moving Moody 
represents a culmination 
of many years of effort 
and advocacy by 
numerous individuals 
and committees. Its 
most recent champions 
have included a com- 
mittee, chaired by 
Academic Dean Brian 
Lenane, that was char- 
tered in 1993. That com- 
mittee included 
Librarian Mary Leary 
and Boston Athenaeum 
Librarian Rodney 
Armstrong - possibly 
the premier expert in 
library design. 

The Academy's 
need for a new library, 
which grew slowly dur- 
ing the 40 years since 
the Frost Library was constructed, was the 
committee's point of entry into the process. 
Committee members discovered that the 
Academy's decision to become coeducational 
in 1971 and the concurrent expansion of the 
student body to 350 members played impor- 
tant roles in making the Frost Library- like 
the other GDA libraries before it-obsolete. 
Our return to a mastery curriculum, with its 
emphasis on original research, also compelled 
the committee's advocacy of a new facility. 
(The success of the mastery curriculum and 
its on-campus progenitor, Science 2000, simi- 
larly precipitated the administration's deci- 
sion to build a new combined mathematics- 
science center— the second half of the current 
building project.) 

Among the committee's surprising dis- 
coveries was the fact that recent develop- 
ments in technology have increased, rather 
than decreased, the need for books in acad- 
eme. Thus, a modern library must have both 
a traditional reservoir of books and the mod- 
ern, electronic means of information- 

On December 10, 1994, after receiving 
the committee's report, the Governor 
Dummer Academy Board of Trustees voted 
unanimously to build both a library and a 
new mathematics-science center by 
September, 1998. A competition among sev- 
eral excellent architectural firms resulted in 
the selection of Perry Dean Rogers & Partners 

to design both buildings in cooperation with 
the faculty /administration committee and the 
Board's Buildings and Grounds Committee. 

Having completed the planning 
process, we now look forward to the construc- 
tion of the Academy's new facilities, which 
have captured the imaginations of several 
major benefactors. At the time of the Board's 
decision to proceed with the buildings, Robert 
F Schumann, whose family provided the 
funds for the current Schumann Science 
Center, made a gift of $525,000 toward a new 
science facility. This has been followed by an 
extraordinary surge in capital fund-raising. 
Carl A. Pescosolido, the father of late Board 
President Carl A. "Skip" 
Pescosolido, Jr. '55, has 
created a $2 million 
charitable trust-the 
largest donation from an 
individual in the 
Academy's history-for 
the new library, which 
will bear his name. This 
gift follows another $2 
million commitment 
from anonymous parent 
donors, a $1 million 
commitment from David 
Harris '36, $600,000 from 
current Board members 
and several other contri- 
butions totaling $6.5 mil- 
lion to date. 

The cost of the 
building and perma- 
nently endowing these 
new facilities is estimated at $12 million, and 
Governor Dummer Academy must trust in 
the continued enthusiasm and support of its 
alumni/ae, parents and friends to provide the 
remaining funding. In a clear demonstration 
of the importance of these buildings to the 
Academy's future, the Board of Trustees took 
the highly unusual step of agreeing to finance 
any portion of the costs not covered by dona- 
tions. While Governor Dummer Academy has 
maintained a balanced debt-free budget for 
more than 20 years, the Trustees recognized 
that the cost of not erecting these buildings 
immediately would be far greater than build- 
ing them. 

For now, as I look at that grass-covered 
space left vacant by Moody's relocation, I see 
an irrefutable reminder of the library's value 
as a literal and figurative focal point for the 
entire campus. Just as it was a starting point 
for the long, painstaking trip that Moody 
House has now completed, it continues to be 
a starting point for a larger process that has 
gained an undeniable momentum: providing 
for Governor Dummer Academy's fourth and 
fifth centuries. 

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Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster / 

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On Campus 


s Governor Dummer Academy 
begins its 233rd year, the faculty 
is further strengthened by the addition 
of nine new men and women. 
Headmaster Peter Bragdon said, "The 
Academy's greatest asset is its dedi- 
cated and learned faculty, on which we 
base the GDA tradition of master 
teacher-student contact. We are fortu- 
nate to number these accomplished 
individuals to that tradition." 

Jessica Truslow is the newest mem- 
ber of GDA's Science Department. 
Since graduating from Phillips Exeter 
Academy and Colby College, Truslow 
has furthered her education through 
graduate work at Cornell 
University's Shoal's Marine 
Laboratory, Sterling College 
and Columbia 
Summer Institute. In 
the summer of 1993, 
she studied the 
effects of acid rain 
on three watersheds 
in the Bohemia 
region of the Czech 
Republic. The fol- 
lowing year, in addi- 
tion to her studies 

School in Barnesville, Ohio. In 1993, 
Liske joined the Peace Corps as a youth 
teacher and development worker with 
children in central Tunisia. At Governor 
Dummer, Liske is living in Commons III 
and coaching women's junior varsity 
soccer and men's thirds basketball. 

In addition to his teaching duties, 
Larsen also becomes the new Associate 
Dean of Students. He graduated from 
Gordon College, where he majored in 
history and minored in secondary edu- 
cation. Since then, he has been teaching 
at Essex Christian Academy in South 
Hamilton. At the Pingree School Day 
Camp, Larsen served as athletic director 
for two years, coached the girls' cross- 


through Columbia, 
she worked at the 
Eagle Hill Wildlife 
Research Station. 
Since 1992, Truslow 
has taught science at 
Hebron Academy, 
where she led activi- 
ties as part of the 
Scholars in Nature 
Institute. A member 
of the junior varsity 
field hockey and 
women's varsity ice hockey coaching 
staffs, she lives off campus. 

Governor Dummer's History 
Department welcomes A. Taylor Liske 
and Scott P. Larsen Liske spent a year 
after high school as an exchange stu- 
dent in Geneva, Switzerland, before 
graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the 
College of Wooster in Ohio. After col- 
lege, he spent a yea. sales intern 
for the Cleveland Cavaliers and began 
teaching in 1992 at the Olnej Friends 

DA has staked out its own territory in cyberspace with its 
own "home page" on the internet's World Wide Web. Internet surfers are 
now able to find the Governor Dummer Academy admissions catalog and 
other information at, as a result of the efforts of 
alumni Tay Vaughan ' 62 and Jason Male '90. Vaughan, owner of 
Timestream, Inc. of Oakland, CA, and author of the definitive reference 
book Multimedia, initiated the project through contacts with GDA trustees 
and administrators. He then designed and constructed the home page, 
donating considerable time and expertise, as well as a computer that will 
enable GDA to "full node" access to the internet. Male, owner of Internet 
Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, is providing GDA with free access to 
the Web through his internet provider company. The two men form the 
core of a new alumni/ae technology committee that will assist and advise 
the Academy as it continues to expand its internet capabilities. (Anyone 
interested in joining should contact Vaughan at While 
portions of the GDA home page are still under construction, visitors soon 
will be able to find The Archon, the GDA Monthly newsletter, athletics results 
and an alumni/ae directory on line. E-mail, too, will soon be available for 
all departments and individuals within the Academy. For further informa- 
tion, contact us at 

country team to share the Eastern 
Independent League Championship 
and acted as assistant coach for the 
boys' cross-country team, which won its 
league championship. At GDA, Larsen 
is coaching women's varsity soccer. He 
resides off campus. 

Accompanying Liske on the wom- 
en's junior varsity soccer coaching staff 
is the newest member of the GDA Fine 
Arts Department, Leo Hart. Hart 
attended Rutgers University and for ten 

years headed his own studio, workshop 
and gallery, DoveTale Designs. His 
work at DoveTale included award-win- 
ning toys and props, including the 
Swan Boat for the Lorimar Productions 
motion picture Flowers in the Attic. In 
1988, he began a new venture as 
designer and partner in Nature's Tale, a 
company that produces a unique line of 
educationally oriented books, posters 
and mobiles, as well as greeting cards. 
During the same period, Hart began 
doing graphic design and consulting 
with Macintosh computer software. He 
lives off campus with his wife and two 

Betsy Winder joins the Development 
Office as the new Director of Annual 
Giving. Winder comes to Governor 

Dummer via 
Concord Academy, 
where she was the 
Director of Annual 
Giving and 
Alumnae/i Affairs. 
A magna cum 
laude graduate of 
Lehigh University, 
Winder has also 
worked as an inde- 
pendent consultant 
and for William L. 
Jaques & Co. Inc., a 
non-profit fund- 
raising consulting 
firm. She is an 
active volunteer 
for the Brookwood 
School Parents' 
Association and 
serves on the 
board of trustees of 
the Manchester 
Historical Society. 
She is also an avid 
sailor, involved in off-shore racing and 
cruising. Winder lives in Manchester 
with her husband and two children. 
Joining the Admissions Office as 
Assistant Director is Kiyoe Hashimoto. 
Hashimoto graduated in June from 
Dartmouth College with a B.A. in his- 
tory- Before attending Dartmouth, she 
was a National Merit Finalist from Los 
Altos High School in California. At 
Dartmouth, Hashimoto was an under- 
graduate advisor for the Office of 

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Residential Life and an admissions 
office tour guide. She was also a four- 
year member of the women's varsity 
tennis squad and co-captain of the team 
her senior year. Hashimoto lives on 
campus in Farmhouse and will coach 

Cynthia Louise McKeen 
brings a wealth of experience 
to Governor Dummer as 
Vocal Music Instructor. 
McKeen received her B.F.A. 
in musical theatre with con- 
centrations in performance 
and music from Emerson 
College. She is the recipient 
of the Carol Burnett Award 
for achievement in perfor- 
mance. She has studied 
piano, voice and dance for 
many years and has been 
involved in numerous pro- 
ductions as a performer, 
director, choreographer and 
musical director. She resides 
off campus. 

Danielle C. Moore is serv- 
ing as the Assistant Athletic 
Trainer Intern for the coming 
year. Moore is a recent gradu- 
ate of the University of New 
Hampshire, where she studied physical 
education with an emphasis in athletic 
training and a minor in biology While 
at UNH, Moore was a student athletic 
trainer and teaching assistant for an 
athletic training class. She was the 
recipient of the Hancock Women's 
Guild Scholarship and the Henry C. 
Lord Scholarship and served as vice 
president of the UNH Student Athletic 
Trainer's Association. 

Aaron Jay Hirsch joins the Student 
Activities Office as an intern for the 
coming academic year. Hirsch attended 
both Proctor and Tabor Academies and 
is a recent graduate of Roger Williams 
University. While at RWU, Hirsch was 
a Dean's List student, a resident assis- 
tant and was twice listed in Wlw 's Who 
In American Colleges and Universities. 
During his senior year, he interned in 
the admissions office of St. Andrew's 
School in Barrington, RI. Hirsch is 
being housed in the Field House and 
will coach men's thirds basketball and 

oard members of the H. 
Dudley Wright Foundation of Geneva, 
Switzerland, the underwriter of the 
Academy's Science 2000 program, visited 
campus in September for the first time to 
observe the innovative program in action. 
The Foundation board received a multi- 
media presentation from Science 
Department Chair Stephen Metz, who 

described the program's posi- 
tive and dramatic effects on 
student interest in the sci- 
ences since its inception in 
1989. The Foundation, 
formed by the late benefactor H. Dudley 
Wright, funds the Academy's unique 
freshman curriculum, the annual 
Frontiers in Science Education teacher 
workshops, and tools for student 
research and learning, in addition to pro- 
viding an annual fellowship for a master 
teacher at GDA. 

Inspection Tour: Members 
of the H. Dudley Wright 
Foundation, which funds 
GDA's Science 2000 pro- 
ject, pose with GDA repre- 
sentatives after their 
meeting on campus. 
Pictured from left are (front 
row) Foundation board 
member Cecil Altmann, 
GDA Science Department 
Chair Stephen Metz and 
Foundation board President 
Jean Patry. At rear (from 
left) are GDA Academic 
Dean Brian P. Lenane '72, 
Foundation board members 
Ion Bals and David Faust 
and Headmaster Peter W. 


DA science master teacher 
Karen Bouffard recently was awarded a 
grant by the National Science Foundation 
to participate in programs designed to 
improve the quality of physics education 
in the U.S. 

One of only 30 outstanding physics 
teachers from around the country to have 
been selected by the American 
Association of Physics Teachers, Bouffard 
spent two weeks at Gonzaga University 
in Spokane, Washington, participating in 
this year's PTR.A.-Plus summer pro- 
gram. The program certifies Physics 
Teaching Resource Agents (PT.R.A.s) to 
instruct other teachers in workshops that 
update subject knowledge and share new 
teaching techniques. 

First certified as a P.T.R.A. in 1986, 
Bouffard was certified this summer to 
present programs in cosmology, lasers, 

graphing calculators, the 
physics of toys, using 
physics in math and 
computer-based labs. 
She also received advanced training in 
electronics. She is required to conduct 30 
workshop hours in the next year with 
support from the National Science 

In the past nine years, she has led 
workshops at regional, state and national 
meetings of science teachers at universi- 
ties including Brandeis, Cornell, Harvard 
and U.C.L.A. Already scheduled for this 
year are short courses for Massachusetts 
Science Teachers, Massachusetts Science 
Supervisors and the New England 
Section of the American Association of 
Physics Teachers. 

Bouffard is the author of a monthly 
column in the journal The Physics Teaclier, 
and has been nominated for the presti- 
gious 1996 Tandy Award for innovative 
science teaching. 

The Archon - Fall 1995 5 

On Campus 


ifteen Governor Dummer 
Academy students have been honored for 
their high scores on national standard- 
ized tests. 

The College Board announced that 
five members of the class of 1996 placed 
among the 50,000 highest scores on the 
PSAT/NMSQT, and ten members of the 
class of 1995 were named AP scholars in 
recognition of their exceptional achieve- 
ment on the college-level Advanced 
Placement (AP) Examinations. 

The five high-scoring students, who 
are now seniors at GDA, are Ariele 
Ebacher, Clinton A. Gilbert, Raymond M. 
Long, Ryan S. Martin and J. Todd 
Walters. More than 1,000,000 students 
took the PSAT last year and entered the 
1996 Merit Program competition. The 
50,000 qualifiers will compete for 6,700 
Merit Scholarships to be awarded next 

Among GDA's ten Class of '95 AP 
honorees is Jennifer Smyth, who qualified 
for the AP Scholar with Distinction 
Award by earning grades of 3 or above 


his summer, GDA master 
Latin teacher Jeffrey P. Kelly '85 partici- 
pated in the 1995 program of Summer 
Seminars for School Teachers after receiv- 
ing a stipend by the National Endowment 
for the Humanities, a federal grant- 
making agency. 

The five-week seminar, titled 
"Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics," was held 
at Boston University and directed by J. 
David Blankenship. Teachers selected for 
the program received a stipend to cover 
travel, study and living expenses. 

Each year, teachers and other educators 
of grades K-12 at educational institutions 
within the United States and its posses- 
sions are eligible for the 70 N.E.H. semi- 
nars held on campuses across the country 
and abroad. 

on five or more AP 
Examinations, achieving an 
average grade of 3.5. She is 
currently a freshman at 
Vassar College. 

Four GDA students quali- 
fied for the AP Scholar with 
Honor Award by earning grades of 3 or 
above on four or more AP Examinations, 
with average grades higher than 3.25: 
Sung J. An, a freshman at Wesleyan 
University; Roland H. Backes, a freshman 
at the University of Pennsylvania; 
Amanda L. Harris, a freshman at Duke 
University; and Martha H. Mercer, a 
freshman at the University of Toronto. 

Five students qualified for the AP 
Scholar Award by completing three or 
more AP Examinations, with grades of 3 
or higher: Jacqueline A. Bean, a freshman 
at Trinity University in Texas; Matthew 
A. Dow, a freshman at Bates; Christopher 
D. Terry, who matriculated at the United 
States Naval Academy; Orlando A. 
Velazco, a freshman at Trinity College in 
Connecticut; and Eric J. Whittier, a fresh- 
man at Vanderbilt University. 

Approximately 11 percent of 
America's graduating seniors took one or 
more AP examinations this year. Only 
about 12 percent of the more than 504,000 
students who took AP Examinations in 
May performed at a high level to merit 
recognition as scholars. 



he GDA Alumni /ae Office 
has scheduled receptions in Philadelphia, 
New York, Boston and Los Angeles dur- 
ing November, December and January, 
and is advising all area alums to mark 
their calendars. Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon and others including Academic 
Dean Brian P. Lenane '72, Dean of 
Students Lynda Bromley, Director of 
Development Karen E. McGinley, 
Director of Admissions K.C. Cassell and 
Director of Alumni-Parent Relations 
Michael A. Moonves are among those 
planning to represent the Academy at 
these events. On November 1, GDA will 
host a reception at the Merion Golf Club 
in Philadelphia, followed by a November 
2 event at the Harvard Club in 
Manhattan. December 7 is the date for 
the GDA Holiday Gathering at the 
Harvard Club in Boston, and January 10 
is set for a reception at the Riviera 
Country Club in Los Angeles. Looking 
ahead to spring, GDA will again host 
Governor Dummer Academy Night at 
the Boston Pops on a date to be 
announced later. The Alumni/ae Office 
will send invitations to alums, parents 
and friends in these local areas. 

Bragdon in Bangkok: Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon joins current parents Adisorn and 
Nijaporn Charanachitta P'97 this spring in 

eadmaster Peter 
W. Bragdon, Academic Dean 
Brian P. Lenane '72 and Director 
of Development Karen E. 
McGinley traveled to Thailand, 
Indonesia and Japan during the 
spring to visit parents, 
alumni/ae and friends in that 
region. In addition to a large 
reception in Bangkok, hosted by 
Paitoon Maneepairoj '74, the 
threesome attended meetings 
and receptions in all three coun- 
tries during their whirlwind, 10- 
day tour. They were so well 
received, in fact, that they plan 
to return to the Far East in 
November. Their itinerary 
includes a November 12 reception for 
GDA parents and alumni/ae at the Lotte 
World Hotel in Seoul, Korea. 

6 The Archon- Fall 1 995 




arl A. Pescosolido, the father 
of late GDA Board of Trustees President 
Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55, has created a 
$2 million charitable trust designed to 
underwrite a significant portion of the 
Academy's new library. 

The trust, which represents the largest 
gift from an individual in the Academy's 
232-year history, names Governor 
Dummer as sole beneficiary. 




"Governor Dummer Academy is 
extremely grateful to Mr. Pescosolido for 
his generous gift, which makes it possi- 
ble for us to begin construction of the 
new library next summer," said 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. "To 
demonstrate the Academy's gratitude, 
the Trustees have decided to name the 
new facility in Mr. Pescosolido's honor." 

Pescosolido, who also is the father of 
Wink Pescosolido '57, has a long history 
of philanthropy. In 1987, he endowed the 
Carl A. Pescosolido Professorship in 
Roman Culture at Harvard College, from 
which he graduated in 1934. The founder 
of Lido Oil Company, from which he 
retired in 1988, he also is the author of 
The Proud Italians, published in 1995 by 
the National Italian American 




Making it official: Carl A. Pescosolido signs the 
paperwork naming Governor Dummer Academy the 
sole beneficiary of a $2 million charitable trust. The 
funds will be used for the construction of the 
Academy's new libran/, which will bear the 
Pescosolido name. 

All together now...: The GDA Alumni/ae Glee 
Club singers tune up for their October 8th, 
Portland, ME, appearance. Top row (L-R): Clark 
Neily '37, Art Balser '56, Frank Huntress '52, John 
Witherspoon, Marc am Rhein '50, Denis Golden 
'62, Alan Tucker '59, Dick Pew '54. Bottom row (L- 
R): conductor Art Sager, David Yesair '50, Pete 
Sutton '47, Tim Greene '50, Put Flint '37, GP'99, 
Irv Williamson '45, Ben Pearson '44, Art du 
Grenier '50, accompanist Ben Stone. 

rom October 20th through 
November 17th, the Kaiser Visual Arts 
Center at Governor Dummer Academy 
will present the second of two art shows 
planned for this fall in its Carl Youngman 

The exhibit, titled Windows Inside Out, 
will feature the work of Province-town- 
based artist 

Schumway The 
opening recep- 
tion is scheduled 
for Friday, 
October 20th, 
from 6 to 8 p.m. 
in the 

The first 
exhibit, Fourteen 
Young Artists, 
featured the 
works of local 
artists, Cliff 
Peacock, Barbara Duval, Allan Bull, 
Alexander Hale, Bill Benjamin, Rob 
Peacock, Charlie Crowley, Claire Sanford, 
Mary Hughes, Wendover Woodworks, 
Rebecca Welsh, Alexander Scaramanga, 
John Neprud and George Pandapas. 
Nearly 200 people attended the 
September 15th opening of this well- 

received show, which ran through 
October 13th. 

The Carl Youngman Gallery is open 
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays by 
appointment. For more information, call 
(508) 465-1763. 



KICKS-OFF '95-'96 


olunteer Weekend, October 
13th and 14th, officially kicked off the 
1995-96 Annual Giving program, as more 
than 80 Class Agents, Class Secretaries 

and parent volunteers participated 
in discussion groups and attended 
informational sessions, workshops 
and athletic and social events. 
The two-day series of events 
included an Alumni/ae Council 
meeting, a Class Secretaries round- 
table discussion, workshops for 
volunteers and panel sessions that exam- 
ined the views of current faculty and stu- 

This year's Annual Fund goal has 
been set at $685,000, representing a three 
percent increase over last year's success- 
ful drive in which $667,000 was raised. 
Thirty-three percent of GDA alumni/ae 
contributed to that effort. 

According to Betsy Winder, GDA's 
Director of Annual Giving, "Each year, 
the Annual Fund relies on the hard work 
of the volunteers, parents and alumni/ae, 
as well as the generosity of the entire 
GDA community. This year we hope to 
see the same dedication." 

The Annual Giving program is 
directed by Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 
and Daniel M. Morgan '67, co-chairs of 
the Trustees' Development Committee. 
They are working closely with the Class 
Agents, who are responsible for 
alumni/ae giving, as well as the Parents 
Fund Committee, chaired again this year 
by Bob and Judy Gore P'95'97. 
Coordinating current parent giving 
efforts are senior parent chairs Tom and 
Nancy Carroll P'96'98, junior parent 
chairs Joseph and Denise McManus P'97, 
sophomore parent chairs Skip and Judy 
Forrest P'98 and freshman parent chairs 
Cushing and Sandra Titcomb P'97'99. 

The Archon - Fall 1995 7 

Ashley Russell, 

Edward Guzman, Sung Jin An 

Win Top Honors at 232nd 


Ashley B. Russell of Hampton Falls, NH, 
Edward Guzman of Los Angeles and 
Sung Jin An of Newburyport were 
awarded Governor Dummer Academy's high- 
est awards at the Academy's 232nd 
Commencement exercises June 1 and 2. 

The Academy presented nearly 50 
awards and prizes at the two-day commence- 
ment exercises, which included a keynote 
address by Joan W. Welsh, president of the 
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in 
Rockland, ME. (See accompanying text) 

Russell was named recipient of the 
Morse Flag as 
"the senior 
whose record in 
all respects 
meets the high- 
est approval of 
the faculty." A 
four-year mem- 
ber of the varsity 
field hockey, 
basketball and 
lacrosse teams, 
Russell was last 
year's recipient 
of the Carl A. 
Pescosolido, Jr. 
Award. A High 
Honor Roll stu- 
dent and mem- 
ber of the Cum 
Laude Society, 
Russell also was 
awarded the 
Harvard Book 
Prize after her 
junior year. She 
served as Head 

Tour Guide, and was president of Students 
Against Drunk Driving her junior and senior 
years. She is attending Brown University this 

Guzman received the Academy Prize as 
"the senior whose unselfishness and sports- 
manship has best exemplified the spirit of the 
school." He also won the Edivard J. Rybicki 
Prize "for best demonstrating the qualities 
found in the teacher for whom the prize is 
named: selflessness, sense of humor, responsi- 
bility toward the welfare of others and the 
courage to live by a strong set of personal 

beliefs." An Honor Roll student, he 
was awarded the Ingham Fund 
Scholarship after his junior year. He 
served as Editor-in-Chief of the 
Academy's student newspaper The 
Governor, and was a four-year mem- 
ber of the cross-country and baseball 
teams. He is attending Stanford 
University this year. 

An was awarded the 
Thorndike Hilton Cup as "...the 
ranking scholar of the graduating 
class." The winner of the Memorial 
Mathematics Prize and the Bausch & 
Lomh Medal for science after his 
junior year, An was a three-year 
member of the football team and 
four-year member of the basketball 
and tennis teams. A Cum Laude 
Society member, he was a tour guide 
and a member of the math team. He 
matriculated at Wesley an University 
this fall. 

The Peter Marshall French 
Trophy was awarded to Lindsey E. 
Swallow. The inscription on the 
award reads, " a student whose 

perseverance, sportsmanship and generous 
spirit on the playing field, regardless of dis- 
tinction as an athlete, represent the highest 
standards of participation." Swallow was a 
member of the varsity cross country, ice 
hockey and track teams. An Honor Roll stu- 
dent, she was last year's recipient of the 
Columbia University Book Award. She is attend- 
ing New York University. 

David C. Kelmer won the Goodwin 
Athletic Prize, directed to "... the senior who, 
by his athletic achievement and sportsman- 
ship, has brought the greatest honor to his 
school during the past year." Kelmer cap- 
tained the football and baseball teams as a 
senior and served as junior class president. He 
also was a Special Olympics volunteer and a 
member of Students Against Drunk Driving. 
He is attending Bentley College this fall. 

The Anne Marie Murphy Athletic 
Award was presented to Jacqueline A. Bean. 
Bean, who has played at the varsity level 
since her freshman year, was a member of the 
varsity field hockey, cross country, basketball 
and track teams. An Honor Society member, 
she was selected for the All-New England and 
All-Independent School League teams for her 
performances in cross-country, basketball and 
track. She was captain of the cross-country 
and basketball teams as a senior. She entered 
Trinity College this fall. 

The Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Athletic 
Awards were presented to Kate E. Manzella 
and Daniel A. DiPietro. The awards are "...pre- 
sented at the conclusion of their junior year, to 
those scholar athletes — male and female — 
whose academic and athletic performances 
exhibit the character and commitment to 
excellence of Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr., President 
of the Board 1980-1992." 

1995 Commencement Address 

by Joan W. Welch 

When I was invited to give this address, I was 
so excited about all the things I wanted to 
say to you. There is so much to think about 
as young people in this year of 1995. 

The most important theme I want to convey 
comes from a saying used by Kurt Hahn, a German 
Jewish educator and the founder of Outward Bound. 
Kurt Hahn said, "Plus est en vu— you are more than 
you know. If you can just be made to see it, perhaps, 
for the rest of your life you will be unwilling to settle 
for less." So I want to talk about knowing and how, in 
our lives, we come to not only know ourselves, but 
how to discover that we are even more than we know. 
And that we will not, then, settle for less. 

The concept that we are all more than we 
know is what drew me to Outward Bound. I had 
heard a lot about Outward Bound before I decided to 
take a sailing course during my vacation 14 years ago. 

The first day of my course, our instructor 
helped us pull away from the dock using oars. (Our 
"pulling boats," as we call them, are 30-foot ketches — 
very basic — on which 10 to 12 people live and sail, or 
row, if there's no wind, for a number of days.) When 
we got to the middle of the bay, she said, "Okay, here 
is how this works: There's the mainsail and this small 
sail is the mizzen. See if you can figure out how to get 
the sails up and if we can get this boat to sail." 

Now, none of us were sailors. I had come to 
Maine from Colorado and was a pretty good moun- 
taineer, but had chosen my course because I didn't 
know anything about sailing and wanted to learn! The 
other nine men and women aged 18 to 54 were from 
all over the country and some knew a little about sail- 
ing, but not much! Yet together, using our common 
sense and intuitions, we managed to get the sails up 
and begin moving along the water, at which time our 
instructor applauded our success and began explain- 
ing the reasons for the sails and the beginning con- 
cepts of wind and motion. It was a glorious success 
and the rest of the course continued in that style — 
learning by doing and learning that we all had more 
in us than we knew, and we had even more when we 
utilized the resources of the whole group! 

I took that concept back to Colorado, began 
utilizing the techniques I learned at Outward Bound 
with the women, children and men I was working 
with in a human service agency who were struggling 
to change family and work behaviors and relation- 

How do we know that we are "more?" How 
do we come to discover the strength and abilities 
inside ourselves? Of course there are life experiences, 
challenges and adventures, both chosen (like Outward 
Bound) and unchosen (like natural disasters or family 

I strongly believe that by using three primary 
values we grow to become more and to know more 
the goodness and strength within us. By living lives of 
service, responsibility and, as Kurt Hahn said, "above 
all, compassion," we come to discover through others 

and the world around us that we ourselves are 
strong indeed. 

We must begin by living these values within 
ourselves. Being of service, being responsible and 
having compassion to and for ourselves must come 

Next, we must try to live these values with our 
families and friends. My mother would kindly 
remind me that charity begins at home and that how 
I treat my family is as important, though sometimes 
harder, than how I treat my friends and co-workers. 

Lastly, our larger world needs service, responsi- 
bility and compassion. As Marion Wright Edelman, 
founder of the Children's Defense Fund, said, 
"Service is the rent we pay for living." 

I. Let me talk first about knowing oneself, 
being responsible to and for oneself: 

All of us need to be encouraged to taist our own 
voices and intuition. Find your voice; try it out. 
Support others trying theirs out, and listen to their 

Keep a journal. Journal writing is an important 
concept in Outward Bound and I notice it's also 
encouraged here at Governor Dummer. Logging our 
personal thoughts, impressions, feelings is encour- 
aged on all our courses and helps one learn about 
oneself. I didn't start keeping a journal until my 
mid-thirties, and now, almost 20 years later, I can't 
tell you how helpful it is to go back and trace my 
internal and external journeys. I so wish I had 
started much, much earlier. Journal writing doesn't 
need to be regimented — some years I've only writ- 
ten once, or maybe not at all, sometimes I write 

Take responsibility for your health. We are 
living in a time when health issues — AIDS, cancer, 
anorexia /bulimia, heart attacks — are deadly; being 
responsible about our behavior sexually and nutri- 
tionally is critical for our well-being. Stand up for 
what is good for your body and your spirit. Don't be 
afraid to use your voice and say, "no." Your body 
comes first, without its good health we are of no use 
to ourselves or to others. 

Have compassion for yourself. You are your 
own best friend. Eleanor Roosevelt said, 
"Remember: No one can make you feel inferior 
without your consent." Take yourself by the hand 
occasionally, especially if you have suffered a disap- 
pointment. If we didn't do our best at a particular 
time, we can learn from that and resolve to do better 
next time. 

Laugh. If s always important to be able to 
laugh at ourselves. I have a personal story to tell: 
One of my favorite adventures was climbing Long's 
Peak, a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado, during a full 
moon in September. My friend and I started at mid- 
night from the trailhead with a huge moon lighting 
our way. We didn't need headlamps the moon was 
so bright; it was gorgeous. Lots of wildlife was out 
— porcupines, owls, night hawks. 

There are several precarious parts to that 
climb, including a large boulder field and then a 
very narrow trail section along a high ridge with an 
exposed drop off of many thousands of feet. We 
finally reached the peak's summit six hours later just 
as the sun was rising from the west. It was a 
moment that I will always remember, one of peace 
and beauty. I was filled with such gratefulness for 
being alive and for the magnificence of this planet 
earth that I was so high upon. 

The next day, after returning home, I went 
for a short run up a valley near my home, and on 
coming back down the valley was daydreaming 
about the wonderful climb. I was feeling quite smug 
about summitting on another fourteener and being 
so sure-footed despite moonlit shadows, the narrow 
trail and the boulder field. In that very instant that I 
proudly thought of walking across that boulder 
field, my foot stumbled on a small pebble and I 
went sprawling on the path, scraping my knees and 
elbows. I felt humiliated, hoped no one saw me, but 
then began to laugh at the irony. Pride does go 
before a fall. 

II. Service, responsibility and compassion for 
our family and friends, how do we accomplish all of 
that and learn about ourselves in the process? Every 
Outward Bound course is made up of a group of 
eight to 10 members plus two instructors. In the 
course of a few weeks this group comes to be as 
close as a family and, in fact, struggles with many 
similar dynamics. Many of the learnings that occur 
on our courses have real meaning for people back in 
their homes and schools. 

People learn that we need to talk to each 
other to reach our destination and to get the group 
to work together. We need to ask for what we need 
and we need to tell each other when we think we 
and they are doing well, or not so well. 

Honesty. The same is true in our families. By 
consciously respecting our families and friends; sup- 
porting their voices, feelings and behaviors, even 
though we may not always agree, especially in times 
of conflict and disagreement, we are then able to 
work together in ways that build trust and lead to 
accomplishing and learning great things about our- 
selves and each other. 

At Outward Bound we also learn that we 
can't accomplish much without the help of the 
group working together to set the sail, cook meals, 
plan the next day; just as we really have a much 
harder time in life if we don't get the help we need 
from our families and friends. 

In rock climbing, a common activity at 
Outward Bound, we use a safety technique called 
"belaying." This is a method by which the climber is 
held on a rope by another person in case the climber 
should fall, thereby keeping him or her safe from 
harm. It is a true safety line. 

An Outward Bound student once said, "I 
have learned the depths of strength and trust that 
are present in me and my fellow man. I shall try to 
remember that any of my neighbors or fellow 

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The Archon - Fall 1995 9 

continued from page 8 

Winning the Ingham Fund Scholarship, 

designated to "help an industrious and able 
student through school," was junior Julie Gutin. 
A High Honor Roll student, Gutin is active in 
the drama club, is a member of the soccer team, 
and has been a Special Olympics volunteer 
since her freshman year. 

Junior Jonathan Todd Walters received the 
Francis Scholarship as "a student of high char- 
acter who has made substantial intellectual 
progress, and who has demonstrated a spirit of 
cooperation and helpfulness in the life of the 
school." President of the debate club, Walters 
was named an outstanding German student his 
freshman and sophomore years. He is a writer 
for the Academy student newspaper The 
Governor, and is a member of the soccer, bas- 
ketball and tennis teams. 

The Hale Scholarship was awarded to 
junior Scott T. Coulon. That scholarship is desig- 
nated for a "... student who, has shown the 
most improve- 
ment in the vari- 
ous aspects of 
school life, and 
has become an 
esteemed con- 
tributor to the 
well-being of the 
Dummer com- 

Lauren E. 
Carroll was 
named recipient 
of the Columbia 
University Book 
Award, which is 
presented "to 
that junior who, 
by his or her 
unselfish atti- 
tude and contri- 
butions to the 
school commu- 
nity, best exem- 
plifies the 
school's motto 
'Non Sibi Sed 
Aliis' ('Not for 
Self but For 

Kathryn A. 
Renna won the 
Holy Cross 

Going and Staying 

1995 Baccalaureate Address 

by John Mercer '64 

According to some of my Governor 
Dummer classmates when I call them at 
telethons, the world is going to hell. 
Governor Dummer is not what it once was, they 
say; and this is pretty amusing from those who, 
while they were here, never showed any particu- 
lar affection for the place. 

My classmates, on the brink of their fifties 
now, compare the world they perceive with the 
world of their memories. They seem to imply that 
all that is good is going or gone, and all that is 
bad is here for good. 

Someday you will come back here, or 
think your way back here, and you may be temp- 
ted to say it's all changed, degraded, not what it 
once was. You may even recall your years here as 
some sort of ideal time. I know it's hard to 

My classmates — and others — are 
thinking that way. No one, they think, 
could hit a baseball like their classmate 
Mike Kotarski, could debate like John 
O'Dea, or could break rules with quite the 
same effrontery as Lou Higgins. 

But I do not, out of kindness, 
remind my carping classmates that if these 
elements have been swept from the scene 
by ghostly arms revoking, also swept off 
have been the woeful and sinister ele- 
ments: the destructive lily-white exclusiv- 
ity of the school; the school's all-maleness, 
which was no kindness in the skewed and 
unpleasant view of the world it fostered; 
the brutal intolerance of difference, includ- 
ing the unremitting homophobia charac- 
teristic of all society at the time, but 
especially prevalent in all-male societies 
where young men had to reassure them- 
selves constantly. 

As you return either in body or 
mind after some clarifying break with 
your past, with your memory, you may 
miss and feel nostalgic toward whatever 
you gloried in — perhaps, for instance, the 
way that grace and beauty clothe competi- 
tive ferocity in an athlete like Jackie Bean, 
perhaps the unmatchable detachment, the 
cool panache of the way Ambi Bowo 
addresses a microphone. And you, like 
my classmates, may be inclined not to 
notice that certain woeful or sinister ele- 
ments have disappeared as well. 

There are after all two ways to 
view our won history: one as a devolu- 
tion, a degradation away from some ideal 
state, the other as an interesting collection 
of events, the relationship of which can 
tell us something about how to live today. 

In one view our own history is linear, predicted, 
designed — maybe even fated. In the other view, 
the events making up our history — the events 
stored in our memory — are unpredictable in 
their relationship, undesigned. The lack of pre- 
dictable design allows one to approach each day 
as new, each moment as potentially decisive. 

The world is going to hell — just ask any- 
one, especially someone over the age of, say, 25. 
In fact, some wag once said, "Everyone agrees 
the world is going to hell, and it has been going 
to hell since exactly one year after everyone left 
school." Well, for you, this may be the school. 

We have a choice in how we view the 
world — view our collective history and view 
our personal history, which is our memory. We 
can assume a fatalistic view that we are on a 
train we can't control, specifically that we are in 
some downward spiral away from goodness. Or 
we can withhold judgment about the meaning of 
the whole trend and, instead, look for the 
smaller patterns which have resulted from our 
unconscious choices up to this point — to do so 
in hopes of making more explicit choices and 
thereby willing ourselves toward the lives we 
mean to live. 

My friend Peter Morrin, class of 1963, is 
working on this liberated and refreshing 
reassessment. Peter and I were friends here 
together, friends in college, friends in the army; 
as far as I can tell, because of the simultaneities 
of our lives, we'll be friends again soon in some 
nursing home. Recently, he has sent me 50 pages 
reworking the Sixties — examining our careless 
excesses, both the physical excesses and, even 
more so, the terrible assumptions we made and 
acted out. He's reviewing that period, reconsid- 
ering, writing about it, trying to make explicit 
the assumptions that motivated him, unraveling 
them, trying to live more fully through his own 
history, the history of others, the massed history 
of our generation — trying to refine a life, to 
remake himself with will and purpose, trying to 
shape his life, now that he is awake to it. He 
challenges me to wake up to my own memory. 

So here is some advice, not that anyone 
asked for it — advice not about school or accom- 
plishment or riches, but about living with your- 
self for many, many productive years. Since time 
cleans the slate so thoroughly — takes both the 
loved moment and that despised, takes both the 
beautiful and the horrible, then view each new 
year, month, day , not as a single integer in the 
sum of your history, but as a liberating opportu- 
nity for unexpected vision. In fact, imagine your- 
selves as the springtime leaves emerging in the 

continued on page 26 

June 1995 

Senior Dinner Address 

by Myrtlean Stockdale 


\ W ^i 

When I was first asked to speak tonight, 
my first instinct was to say no. You 
see, as most of you probably know, I 
am a rather quiet person, and speaking in front 
of large crowds is not one of my dreams come 
true. Then, in that instant that I was about to 
turn down this opportunity, I remembered 
something that my sophomore English teacher, 
Mr. Edward Rybicki, said to my class. He told us 
that our stay at Governor Dummer would not be 
complete unless we expressed our feelings in a 
chapel talk. 1 decided that speaking tonight 
would suffice. 

In thinking about what I would say 
tonight, I figured that I was supposed to talk 
about my four-year Byfield experience. It's 
amazing to think that I've been at GDA for four 
years. Now I know the true meaning of the 
phrase "how time flies when you're having fun." 
I won't stand here before you tonight and say 
that these have been the best four years of my 
life, because I would hate to get thrown out of 
school a few days before graduation for breaking 
the honesty rule. There have been times, during 
heated classroom discussions when I wanted to 
escape, or on boring Sundays when my only 
source of entertainment was a physics book 
when I wanted to hop on the first plane back to 
Chicago and my family. 

Those hard times, though, are no com- 
parison to what I have gained from attending 
Governor Dummer or how it has helped me to 
develop into the person I am today. Coming 
from an elementary school that was 100 percent 
black to Governor Dummer, where for four 
years I have been the only black female in my 
class, was, to say the least, a learning experience 
for me. In the beginning, I did not know if I 
would make it. Having never been around any 
whites in my life, you can imagine my immedi- 
ate doubts about this school. I know that for 
some of you, I was probably the first black per- 
son with whom you had ever talked. If my pres- 
ence here has helped at least one person to 
realize that the color of one's skin does not 
define the values, dreams, or soul of an individ- 
ual, then I know that my time here has been ben- 
eficial to the world. 

Though at times I felt isolated and lonely, 
the friends that I have made here helped me to 
survive it all. If I carry with me nothing else 
from GDA, I know that I will always have the 
friendships I have made in my heart. Friends 
like Mr. Suggs, Ms. Adams-Wall, Judy, Blair, 

Miranda, Richard and so many others 
have made my stay here special and 
worthwhile. One person that I could not 
have survived here without is Marisela 
Aguilera, who has always been by my 
side through both the good and bad times 
and who has put up with me through my 
ever-changing moods. She is the true defi- 
nition of a friend, and I hope that you all 
have a Marisela in your lives, and if not, 
that one day you will. 

Though I am sad to part with 
many of you, I know that it is time for me 
to move on and that I'm just closing one 
of the first of many chapters in my life. If I 
have any advice to offer to the class of 
1995, it is to live life to its fullest because 
just as surely as we are here today, we can 
be no more tomorrow. Those of us who 
knew Angel Talavera painfully realized 
that three years ago. As Carlyle once com- 
mented, "One life — a little gleam of time 
between two eternities." We should all 
think about our own lives and what we 
want people to say about us once our time 
on this earth is over. Let the world remem- 
ber us as people who stood up for what 
we believed in and who never knew the 
meaning of the word "can't." 
Over the spring break, I was watching 
Geraldo — and I know from my history 
class discussions that we are a talk show- 
watching class — and out of the many 
brilliant things Geraldo said, I remember what 
he told two sisters who absolutely hated each 
other. He said, "You know, we are on this earth 
for about two minutes, and then we are dead for 
a long time. Spend your lives loving, not hat- 
ing." The world is so filled with anger and hate, 
which leads to such senseless and tragic acts as 
the Oklahoma City bombing. I would like to 
think that as the Class of 1995 parts and heads in 
different directions, 

we will each spread a little love to wherever we 
go, making the world a better place. 

Know that no matter how far we go and 
what we do, June 2nd is a day that v/e will all 
share for the rest of our lives. As it was once 
said, "We must always have old memories and 
young hopes." Hold fast to your remembrance 
of GDA, but know that many great things are to 
come in the future. Never ever say "goodbye" — 
just "until we meet again." 


Book Prize for 

her "distin- 
guished acade- 
mic perform- 
ance in a chal- 
lenging pro- 
gram, for 
a sense of con- 
cern for others 
and a strong 
sense of respon- 

Lauren M. 
Abernathy was 
awarded the 
Colby College 
Book Prize. The 
award is pre- 
sented " a 
junior who has 
shown profi- 
ciency in the 
study of history 
and displayed 
spirit and evi- 
dence of per- 
sonal growth." 
Alanna M. 
Pike and Michael 
C. Noon were 
named the 
recipients of the 
Award for their 
"meritorious work in the field of dramatics." 

Michael Angelis was awarded The 
Mercer Art Prize, which is designated for the 
senior "with exceptional creativity and origi- 
nality who has completed with honor grades 
all available studio art and art history courses 
at the Academy." He is attending Washington 

The winner of the Barriskill Prize for 
contributions in the field of music was Adam 
Paid Tagliamonte. He entered Dickinson College 
in September. 

The Gaffney Prize went to Marisela 
Aguilera. The prize is awarded to "...a senior 
who, in the opinion of the faculty, has been 
most considerate of the rights, opinions and 
sensibilities of others." 

continued on page 26 


Shining moments: Graduating seniors 
Henry Cho, Elizabeth Byrne, Anibiya 
Bowo, Riley Batchelder and Laura 
Barnes attend Baccalaureate '95. 

Four friends: Four members of the Clas 
of 1995 — Jae Seung fang, Raymond 
Pribadi, Raaid Alireza and Sung fin An 
— share a happy moment together. 

Part of the procession: Graduates 
]ames Moulison, Marika Robertson, 
Lindsey Swallow and Christopher Terry 
prepare for their big moment. 

The Archon - Fall 1995 11 

he Academy's largest-ever 
building project took a giant 
leap forward during the 
I summer — after years of 
discussion and planning — as 
Moody House moved from its 
original Elm Street location to 
a new home between Evans 
Cottage and Nannie B. 
Phillips Dormitory. 

The move reflected both 
the GDA Board of Trustees' 
edict that the Academy's new 
library and mathematics- 

Top and Bottom: 

As workers free 
Moody House 
from its founda- 
tion, others 
progress on a 
third-floor dormer 
that will expand a 
faculty apartment. 

Going up: The building is lifted off 
its foundation and supported by steel 
I-beams in preparation for the move. 

12 The Archon - Fall 1995 

science center would be opened by 
September 1998, and the receipt of sev- 
eral gifts totaling $6.5 million toward 
the $12 million total cost. 

Moody's relocation, which was 
completed in time for the opening of 
the 1995-96 academic year, makes way 
for the new library on its site at the 
heart of the GDA campus. The Little 
Red Schoolhouse, which has flanked 
Moody during this century, will be 
moved to the entrance of school to pro- 
vide additional space for the new 
structure. The mathematics-science 
center plans call for the renovation and 

expansion of the existing Schumann 
Science Center and the relocation of 
Noyes Library. 

Carl A. Pescosolido, Sr., father of 
late GDA Board President Skip 
Pescosolido '55, has committed to a $2 
million charitable trust designated for 
the new library. In recognition of the 
donation and the fact that it is the 
largest gift the Academy has ever 
received from an individual, the GDA 
Board has decided to name the new 
library in Pescosolido's honor. 

The Academy also has received a 
second $2 million gift from anonymous 

On the road: The rear section of the 
building having been left behind for a 
second trip, the main portion moves 
over fabricated wooden decking toward 
the Frost Building. 

parent donors, as well as a $1 million 
contribution from David Harris '36, des- 
ignated for construction of the two new 

The Board of Trustees voted last 
December to proceed with plans to build 
the two buildings in response to a two- 
year study by an administrative commit- 
tee chaired by Academic Dean Brian P. 
Lenane '72. That committee, which 
included Science Department Chair 
Stephen Metz and Librarian Mary Leary, 
presented a clear and compelling case 
for the structures, based on the academic 
needs of current and future students. 

Soon after the Trustees' vote, 
Robert F. Schumann '40 P'66'74 
announced that he would contribute 
$525,000 toward the construction of a 

Between the old and the new: These two 
views show Moody House on Middle Road, 
passing between Perkins — its former neigh- 
bor on Elm Street — and the Pescosolido 
Field House. 

A house divided: The front — and original 
— portion of Moody House is divided from 
the rear and moved off the foundation. (Note 
the mirror that remains on the wall in the 
second-floor student room.) 

The Archon - Fall 1995 13 

In the trees: Workers take special care to 
ensure that damage to the Academy's 
trees is kept to a minimum. 

Going down: 

Moody House 
sits high and dry 
just after the 
truck that moved 
it to its new loca- 
tion has backed 
out from under- 
neath. The con- 
crete forms at left 
and right will be 
used to create the 
foundations onto 
which Moody 
will be lowered. 

new mathematics-science center. 
The Schumann family underwrote 
the transformation of Lang 
Gymnasium into the Schumann 
Science Center in 1971. 

Alumnus Richard C. Croll 
'58 presented the Academy with a 
$100,000 donation this summer for 
the express purpose of acquiring 
books and other resources for the 
new library. In announcing his 
gift, Croll said he was designating 
the funds for library acquisitions 
because he remembered the GDA 

14 The Archon - Fall 1995 

Library and Mhthemrtics-Science Center 
Gifts io Dhte 


$1 million - Dhvid Harris "3B 

$1.1-61 Ira 

$525,000 - Robert F. Schumhnn 40. P 6B 74 

$10010 - Richard C Croll '58 

S14.000 - Elizhbeth Lymsii Trust IP'601 
$16(1 -Other Gifts of Under $1010 

Almost home: Filling the entire width of 
Middle Road, Moody House passes the 
Nannie B. Phillips Dormitory (left) and 
prepares for its final turn. 

Solid footings: New poured footings await the arrival c 
Moody House. At left is Nannie B. Phillips Dormitory, 
while Evans Cottage is at right. 

collections were insufficient in the 

The new library and mathe- 
matics-science center are currently 
being designed by the architectural 
firm of Perry Dean Rogers of 
Cambridge, in consultation with 
the Board's Buildings and 
Grounds Committee. Designs for 
both buildings have both been 
approved as of this issue, and the 
architects are projecting an early 
completion for the library — 
September, 1997. 


V-E Plus 50: Tke Only 


Witnessing the surrender: General Oberst A. Jodl 
signs the documents of the German surrender as 
Capt. Ted Bergmann '37 (third from left) looks on. 
With ]odl at the table are Admiral Von Friedeberg 
(left) and Major W. Oxenius. 

J? was May 6, 1945, and the "war to end 
all wars" was raging in Europe. U.S. 
Army Captain Ted Bergmann '37, a 24- 
year-old radio public relations officer on 
Eisenhower's staff, was dispatched to the 
general's forward command center in Reims, 
France. Something — though no one could 
say just what — was about to happen, and 
he should be there to record it. 

After one false start — and a precious 
few minutes sleep for Bergmann on a bedroll 
beneath the war room conference table — the 
Allied and German generals finally signed 
the documents of the German capitulation at 
2:41 a.m. on May 7. 

Fifty years later — to the day, though 
not necessarily the hour — Bergmann is 
standing beside that conference table again, 
almost literally among the ghosts of the men 
who made history there. For a second time, 
he is part of a ceremony in that room. This 
time, the ceremony commemorates a half-cen- 
tury's passage since the first ceremony. And 
this time, Bergmann has the distinction of 
being the only surviving witness to the ear- 
lier event to be present at this one. 

In February of 1945, General Dwight 
Eisenhower had established Supreme 
Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary 
Forces (SHAEF) in the main wing of Reims' 
Technical High School. Bergmann recalls 
that the building's red brick facade earned it 
the nickname "The Little Red Schoolhouse," 
though he adds that the industrial-looking 
structure bore little resemblance to GDA's 
building of the same name. Looking back to 
1945, Bergmann remembers, "I was sta- 
tioned in Paris, and I was told by my supe- 
rior that something was going to happen [in 
Reims], and I'd better get up there with a 
recording crew. There was the suggestion 
that it could be the signing of the surrender, 
but no one could confirm it." 

"We got to Reims in the early 
evening, and we went to the War Room, 
where we set up our equipment," he says, 
explaining that he and his crew installed a 
microphone at every position around the 
conference table. A newsreel crew also 
was setting up lights and cameras in the 
room, at least until about 8 p.m., when 
Eisenhower Chief of Staff Gen. Walter 
Bedell Smith entered the room and barked 
his disapproval: "What do you think this is, 
a Hollywood sound stage?" he said, 
according to Bergmann. 

Smith was taken aside by a Navy 
captain, Eisenhower's aide — who also 
happened to be a former CBS Radio vice 
president — to explain that the event facing 
them was going to be an historic moment 
and should be recorded for posterity. Smith 
then relented, but only partially, Bergmann 
recalls: "'AH right,' he said, 'but get all those 
microphones off the table.'" "We could have 
only one microphone, which we put in the 
middle of the table. Since Smith said we 
couldn't have any wires showing, I sent out 
for a drill and drilled a hole in the middle of 
the table for the microphone wire." 

"At about 10 o'clock, we were told 
that the show was on," says Bergmann. "In 
marched all of the Allied representatives, 
who took their positions around the table. 
Then three Germans were ushered in." 
Smith addressed the Germans, asking, "Are 
you prepared to surrender on all fronts?" 
Bergmann says the German representatives 
replied, "We are prepared to surrender to 
the Americans, the British and the French 
on the Western Front, but not the Russians 
on the Eastern Front." "That's totally unac- 
ceptable," said Smith. "You must surrender 
on all fronts unconditionally." 

The Archon - Fall 1995 15 

The Germans explained that they were not 
authorized to commit to a surrender on 
the Russian Front. Asked why, they said 
they feared that the Russians would "take 
our armies and march them into Russia to 
be used as slave labor." Bergmann says 
Russian General Susloparoff "broke into 
gales of laughter" at hearing such a "pre- 
posterous suggestion." 

"The Germans were told to go back 
and get the authorization to surrender on 
all fronts or there would be no surrender," 
says Bergmann. "Our side of the table 
broke up and left, and I was left there with 
the techs and the newsreel guys." Told to 
continue standing by, Bergmann says he 
laid out his bedroll under the conference 
table and went to sleep. 

"Suddenly, at about 2:20 a.m.," 
Bergmann remembers, "all the lights went 
on in the room, and somebody yelled, 'Get 
up — they're back!'" At about 2:30 a.m., 
Bergmann says a new delegation of 
Germans, led by General Oberst Jodl, 
Admiral Doenitz' chief of staff, marched 
into the room. "By this time Hitler was 
dead, and Doenitz was the head of the 
German government," says Bergmann. 

'Are you prepared to surrender 
unconditionally on all fronts?'" Bergmann 
says Smith asked again. Jodl said he was 
authorized by Doenitz to commit to the 
complete German surrender. "Papers were 
then passed across the table, to the 
Germans, and the French, the Russians, 
the British and the Americans signed in 
turn," says Bergmann. "It was all com- 
pleted at 2:41 a.m." 

The war was not officially over, how- 
ever. The agreement signed in 
Reims would not become official 
until it was ratified by the heads of state 
— Truman, Churchill, DeGaulle and 
Stalin. If word leaked to one side before 
the other, Bergmann says, it certainly 
would have caused needless casualties on 
the front lines. Therefore, everyone in the 
room was warned to keep the signing a 
secret for 24 hours. 

Eisenhower entered the War Room 
after the signing was completed and the 
Germans had been dismissed. A short 
time later, Bergmann recorded Eisen- 
hower's statement declaring the end of the 
war in Europe. The recording was never 
used, however, because an Associated 
Press correspondent named Ed Kennedy 
failed to honor the secrecy agreement. 

Once back in Paris, Kennedy telephoned 
his London office to spread the news. 
"Then it was on the wire to New York, 
and the surrender was announced," says 
Bergmann, noting that Kennedy was 
"thrown out of the theatre within six 
hours" by the military authorities. 

Forty-five years later, in 1990, 
Bergmann and his wife Beverly 
returned to France on a vacation, 
and he returned to the War Room in 
Reims for the first time since the War's 

Broadcasting the news: Capt. 
Bergmann records the news of the 
German surrender and the end of 
World War II at 3:00 a.m. on 
May 7, 1945. 

Its rightful place: Returning to the 
War Room in 1995, Ted Bergmann 
'37 replaces the ashtray that he had 
taken as a souvenir 50 years earlier. 

end. On the wall in the War Room, which 
now is a museum enshrined in glass, was a 
large photograph of the signing ceremony, 
and Bergmann saw that he was clearly visi- 
ble in the picture. "I turned to a custodian 
in the museum and tried to explain that I 
wanted some postcards of that photograph. 
In trying to make him understand, I pointed 
to myself in the picture and said, 'C'est moi, 
c'est moi!' (It's me!)" 

"The custodian became very excited, 
probably because no one who had been pre- 
sent at the signing had ever been back to 
the War Room," Bergmann recalls, adding 
that "most of the men present then were 
probably in their fifties, and would now — 
if they were still alive — be over 100 years 
old." The custodian asked Bergmann for his 

name and address so that the museum 
could invite him to the 50th anniversary 
celebration of the signing in 1995. 

In March of 1995, unbeknownst to 
Bergmann, his wife began making 
inquiries about the planned celebration, 
especially since they had not received an 
invitation. Contacting the city hall in 
Reims, however, Beverly was met with 
some unexpected suspicion. The Minister 
of Culture's office asked for some verifica- 
tion of Bergmann's claim to being present 
at the signing. Beverly then faxed several 
documents to Reims — still without her 
husband's knowledge — and was reward- 
ed with an invitation to be a guest of the 
government for the anniversary event. In 
the process, the Bergmanns learned that 
"there were a lot of people calling and 
claiming to have been present at the sign- 
ing, and the city discovered that none of 
them were legitimate," Bergmann says. 

Bergmann found his "15 minutes of 
fame" at the May celebration, where 
"we were wined and dined for three 
days." In addition to reviewing the French 
and American troops marching before the 
Tomb of the Unknown 
Soldier, he was treated as a 
celebrity and interviewed by 
American and French televi- 
sion and newspapers. 

He says a highlight of 
the trip was the commemora- 
tion of the signing in the War 
Room with U.S. Ambassador 
Pamela Harriman and the 
mayor of Reims. Bergmann, 
honored there as the only sur- 
viving witness to the official surrender, sur- 
prised his hosts by presenting the museum 
with the photographs and recordings he 
had made of the surrender. He also pre- 
sented the museum with something else: a 
small, porcelain ashtray that he had taken 
from the conference table as a souvenir 50 
years earlier. Seeing this, Ambassador 
Harriman replied in mock horror, "You 
stole it and it took you 50 years to give it 

"It's very difficult to believe that it all 
happened 50 years ago," Bergmann says. 
"If I hadn't gone back," he says, "it might 
have been different. But returning to Reims 
brought all the memories and emotions 
flooding back as if it had all happened 
yesterday." ^o 

16 The Archon - Fall 1995 

26 states and two foreign countries returned to their high school alma mater 

for Reunion '95 weekend, June 9, 10 and 11. Reunioners gathered together Friday evening 
for cocktail parties and the Governor's Buffet before meeting again at the evening gathering and 
individual class parties. 

Saturday morning's festivities 
kicked off with the 15th Annual 
Reunion Pie Race. Eleven runners 
participated in the five-mile race, won 
by faculty member Peter Southam. 
Other top finishers were last year's 
winner, faculty member and race 
organizer David Abusamra and Matt 
Tomlinson '80. 

Old Guard Alumni: (from left) Phil Simpson '39, 
Harry Churchill '33, Buster Navins '31 and Don 
Stockwell '39. 

After the race, reunioners turned 
out in strength for two informational 
sessions. The first was a well-received 
panel discussion called "GDA 
Through the Eyes of its Students," in 
which one graduating senior and three 
juniors shared their experiences. 
Headmaster Peter Bragdon, Academic 
Dean Brian Lenane and Business 
Manager Dick Savage then offered a 
progress report on the new library and 
mathematics-science center. 

Following the discussions, 
Alumni /ae Council President Art 
Veasey '68 and Vice President Karen 
Gronberg '83 presented individual and 
class awards at the annual meeting of 
alumni /ae. Richard Cousins '45 
received the Alumnus of the Year 
Award. The Reunion Class Bowl was 
accepted by Tim Greene and David 
Yesair in recognition for the Class of 
1950's total contribution of $28,449. For 
the Class of 1945, Donald Palais 
accepted the Reunion Class Bowl, 
which was awarded for his class' 
91.89% participation in the Annual 
Fund. The highlight for many was the 
recognition for Buster Navins '31 as 
the oldest alumnus in attendance. 

The meeting was followed by the 
Annual Alumni /ae Glee Club Concert, 
under the direction of Old Guardsmen 
Art Sager and Ben Stone, and featuring 
performances by Al Chase '45, Denis 

Golden '62, Irv Williamson '45 and the 
Meistersingers, led by Clark Neily '37. 
The concert was crowned with all 

And they're off...: The start of the annual Pie Race. 

Tlte Big Show: Alumni /ae join together in Mosley 
Chapel for the Annual Alunmi/ae Glee Club 

alumni /ae joining the Glee Club in an 
emotional rendition of "The Senior 
Song" before moving outside for the 
Parade of Classes. After the parade, 
lunch was served in the Jacob Dining 
Hall, while the Class of '45 and Old 
Guard Alumni joined the Bragdons at 
the Mansion House for a champagne 
luncheon. Saturday's events were 
rounded out by cocktails and class pic- 
tures at the Pescosolido Field House 
and the first — and possibly annual — 
"GDA Dinner/ Dance Extravaganza" 
in Alumni Gymnasium. 

On Sunday, reunioners gathered 
once more for the farewell brunch 
before bidding old friends goodbye 
and promising to return to GDA for 
Reunion 2000. 

The Archon - Fall 1995 17 

Captain's solo: Denis Golden '62 performs a song 
from H.M.S. Pinafore during the Alumni/ae Glee 
Club concert. 

Class of 1945: First row (L-R): 
David Graham, Dick Cousins, 
Keith Johnson, Edwin Hubbard, 
Stephen Bean. Second row (L-R): 
Irv Williamson, Don Palais, Bob 
Steinert, Warren Furth, John 
Gillies, Allan Feel, Bots Young, 
Brad Alden. Fhird row (L-R): 
Bob Scribner, Sy Symonds, Fom 
Atkins, Stan Hamel, Leon Noyes. 

Class of 1960: John Elwell and Jim Deveney 



Dedicated alumnus: Dick Cousins '45 accepts the 
Alumnus/a of the Year Award from Alumni Council 
President Art Veasey '68 as Headmaster Bragdon 
looks on. 

Class of 1980: First row (L-R): Chris Stafford, John Fain, Matt Fomlinson. Second row 
(L-R): Carl Schwartz, Pam Welch, Jeff Bailly, Kevin Callahan, Jim Gardner. 

18 The Archon - Fall 1995 

Shopping spree: Charlie 
Boiven '50 and his wife Calvine 
take a moment to examine 
GDA merchandise. 

Class of 1955: First row (L-R): Bill Spence, Rick Sears, Roger Tompkins, Chris Beebe. Second row 
(L-R): Dan Leaty, David Rolfe, Peter Littlefield, Peter Haendler. Third row (L-R): Fred Scribner, Bill 
Friend, Peter Scott, Alan Keith, Tom Wende. 

Old Guard in charge: Art Sager conducts the 
Alumni/ae Glee Club Concert. 

Class of 1970: First row (L-R): Adam Levin, Jay James, 
Tom Price, Henry Eaton, James Brown. Second row (L- 
R): Richard Welch, John Stichnoth, Michael Franchot, 
Martin Hillsgrove, Randy Whitney. Third row (L-R): 
John Newman, Michael O'Leary, Barkley Simpson, Bill 
Murray, John Cutler. 

Class of 1965: First row (L-R): Jeff Kane, Eric Shepard, 
Ken Linberg. Second row (L-R): Mark Starr, Alton Brody, 
William Russell, John Hoyden, Arnold Morton. Third 
row (L-R): Dudley Glover, Tony Knapp, David Sullivan. 

The Archon- Fall 1995 19 

Class of 1990: First row (L-R): John Leivis, David Smith, Paul 
Salemme, Don Conley, Jeff Leggette. Second row (L-R): Andy Baird, 
Kristen Morgan, Kerry Campbell, Eric Lacroix, Nick Vachon, David 
Johnson. Third roiv (L-R): Molly Jerabek, Katherine DiNanno, 
Danielle Kealler, Jodi Packard, Kate Fyrberg, Joe Crowley. 

Class of 1985: First row (L-R): Tony Fusco, Peter Condon, Sean 
Mahoney, Ben Armstrong, Jessica Gould, Katrina Russo Ramsey, Peter 
Quimby. Second row (L-R): Diane Frangos Walsh, Lisa Demeri, 
Nathalie Ames, Rachel Ardito-Barletta, George Hasapides. Third row 
(L-R): Michael Terrile, Jon Nesbit, Andy Menyhart, Jeff Taft, Victoria 
DeLisle Blanks, Doug Kirk, Jeff Kelly. 

Class of 1950: First row 
(L-R): Dick McCoy, Bob 
Comey, Alan Flynn, Charlie 
Bowen, Mai Robertson, 
Marc am Rliein. Second 
row (L-R): Charlie Cashin, 
Jack Little, Len Starbird, 
Art Withington, Peter 
Steinwedell, Peter Smith, 
George Tulloch. Third row 
(L-R): Peter Gavian, Willy 

A time for smiles: (from left) Brad Roberts '45 and his 
wife Chickie, Dru and Paid Withington '45 and Carol 
Mantall and Homer Gibbs '44. 

Class of 1975: First row (L-R): Craig McConnell, Audrey 
Grant, Barbara Pierce, Victoria Jones, Wendy O'Brien, Joel 
Narva. Second row (L-R): Sam Gilliland, Kingsley Goddard, 
Derek Bergtnann with daughter Kendall, Peter Riclwrdson, 
Rob Kaplan, Craig Clark, Jay Taggart. 

20 The Archon- Fall 1995 

by Aimee Walsh Schade '84 




"Oooh, oooh, Mrs. Schade," an 

eager voice calls out, "I want to read 
my creative writing to the class today. 
Please, let it be my turn!" I stand in 
the middle of rows of desks filled 
with middle school children who are 
eager, excited, challenged and enthu- 
siastic about learning. I feel the 
remarkable joys of being an educator; 
the pleasure that is born from being a 
witness to young minds expanding. 
The eager student 
gets up and charges to 
the front of the 
classroom. Little 
does he know 

that this class- 
room is a micro- 
cosm of the world. What 
he can achieve and over- 
come and learn in room 
307 is what he will take 
with him for life. I smile at 
his enthusiasm, and find 
time for a momentary reflec- 
tion: "\ hope he never loses his 
eager zest for life. What a risk-taker." 
He proceeds to read a won- 
derful and insightful story chronicling 
the life of his great-grandfather. The 
small, confident and bright boy 
concludes his paper with some 
sweeping statements about leadership 

and commitment. Receiving a round 
of affectionate, supportive and right- 
fully deserved applause, he takes his 
seat. "Oooh, oooh, Mrs. Schade, 
can I go next?" resounds around me 
as the others want their turn. 

I went into education pre- 
cisely because I wanted to give to oth- 
ers what my teachers had so 
generously and selflessly given to me. 
At the end of fifth grade, my father 
decided that it was time for me to be 
exposed to the type of education that 
he had enjoyed — classical, challeng- 
ing and in the liberal arts tradition. 
Thus, in sixth grade I began attending 
a private school in Massachusetts. 
Throughout my four years there, I 
studied Latin, read Shakespeare, stud- 
ied French and played sports. Yet the 
curriculum was more than the titles 
read and the goals reached. The cur- 
riculum taught us how to be whole, 
well-rounded human beings by being 
part of a community. 

I began as a sophomore at 
Governor Dummer Academy. While 
the seeds of values and commu- 
nity had been planted within me at 
my grammar school, I was challenged 
in deeper ways as a Governor 
Dummer student. Living among the 
faculty, my peers, the staff and fami- 

The Archon - Fall 1995 21 

lies taught me that education truly 
takes place in many areas other than 
the classroom. While an idea may 
have been born in my morning 
English class, we were still discussing 
or debating it by dinner time. There 
were no boundaries to learning, and 
class discussion did not end when the 
bell did. We were continuously learn- 
ing and exploring ideas. 

The beauties of a Gover- 
nor Dummer education and 
lifestyle were what propelled me 
to enter the field of education. 
At GDA, I learned what it means 
to be a member of a community 
— a community of learners, 
teachers and human beings. 1 
remember being injured and unable to 
participate in a lacrosse game my 
sophomore year. Though I was disap- 
pointed that I could not play, I 
assumed that the team would play 
well in spite of my absence. I watched 
and cheered my teammates from the 
sidelines. The team did play well, but 
I could see that they did not play the 
same without me. The timing was dif- 
ferent. The moves were noticeably 
new and somewhat unpolished. What 
I realized in that very instant was that 
I mattered to the overall success of the 
team and that they depended upon 
me. I knew that they could win with- 
out me (and they did!), but until that 
moment, I had not recognized the true 
importance of what I had to offer the 
team. My overall experience at 
Governor Dummer, be it on the play- 
ing field, in the classroom or in the 
dormitory, taught me the value, worth 
and power of each human being. We 
are all interdependent members of 
small communities which ultimately, 
become one. We need all of the parts 
to function effectively. 

22 The Archon - Fall 1995 

With this understanding has 
come a deep desire to make a differ- 
ence in the lives of others. My own 
education has proven to be one of the 
greatest gifts in my life. Learning how 
to question, to interact with informa- 
tion and to utilize insightful ideas are 
my keys to an active intellectual and 
personal life. With this vision and a 
great deal of unbridled enthusiasm 
and desire, I began my teaching 
career. I was fueled by my dream to 
inspire my students to be all that they 
could be, intellectually, spiritually and 

I took my first job at a high 
school which was part of the San 
Francisco Unified School District. At 
the time, I was in graduate school 
completing my master's degree in lit- 
erature and writing. I was learning all 
sorts of innovative ways to teach 
poetry and literature and, eager to 
apply them, began with Walt 
Whitman. That very first day, I was 
shocked to discover that many stu- 
dents in my class did not even know 
the definition of a sentence, let alone 
understand a poetic stanza. Thus 
began the process of a slow and 
painful awakening to the realities that 
exist in today's public schools. The 
students I was teaching were, 
with just cause, more con- 
cerned with survival questions 
rather than literary ones. Many 
of them came from public hous- 
ing projects and had to cross 
"gang territory" to reach the 
school. Many of their parents 
were absent from their lives, 
were on drugs or were busy 
working all the time to make 
ends meet. The students were 
essentially raising themselves 
and each other. 

After a series of home visits 
and meetings with parents, guardians, 
relatives and older siblings, I discov- 
ered that education was not a top prior- 
ity in the home life of any of my 
students. What was valued was eco- 
nomic contribution. Reading and writ- 
ing were not modeled in their homes. 
School was a place to go, but not really 
to grow. What became apparent to me 
was that school was a place apart, a 
place these students must legally go. 
The link between parents, children and 
the school sharing the responsibilities 
and joys of educating the children was 
non-existent. It was basically impossi- 
ble to build a community around the 
values of an education, because educa- 
tion itself was not revered. 

Growing is what my education 
has been predicated upon. Growing on 
all levels — expanding myself as a 
thinking and creative being — is what 
drives me. I was aware then, of the true 
gifts and privileges my educational 
experiences have afforded me. While 
these students were concerned about 
being shot on the way to school, I had 
been ambling to the dining hall to enjoy 
breakfast with friends and faculty. 
While my students would write 
their creative pieces on topics 
such as "I Hope that I Live to be 
18 Years Old," I had been writing 
poetry with friends in front of the 
Phillips Building. While I had been 
given moments in which to relish 
in the joys of thinking, my stu- 
dents were wracked with images 
of violence, from not only the 
television, but from their own 

In retrospect, it is easy to 
romanticize my high school years. This 
is not my intention. Adolescence is a 
turbulent time, one of great upheaval 

and questioning for all students, no 
matter where they go to school. 
However, my gratitude comes with 
having had the privilege to go 
through my adolescent process with- 
out such intense and complicated 
social, even primal fears. At Governor 
Dummer, my life was essentially a 
cohesive entity. Academics, social 
development, athletic competition, 
spiritual inquisition and communal 
living, though intensely challenging at 
times, were all mutually reinforcing 
the other. The result was a safe, 
dependable community in which to 
explore and live life, on all of its levels 
— a result with various benefits that I 
am still enjoying today. 

I continued to work in the 
public school system at both the high 
and middle school levels for two and 
a half years. Not only was I continu- 
ally saddened by the lack of intellec- 
tual curiosity in my students, I was 
stunned by the bureaucratic structure 
which, instead of promoting educa- 
tion, actually hindered the process. 
The schools were governed by the 
members of the board who worked on 
the other side of town. The principal 
and other administrators were far 
from autonomous in making decisions 
that affected the lives of their stu- 
dents. In fact, the principal was not 
free to hire the candidate of his choice 
when a teaching position opened. 
Teachers were sent to the school from 
the board, often on the first day of 
school. Thus, it was difficult to match 
the teaching philosophies and desires 
of the faculty. Cooperation among the 
faculty was hit or miss, the luck of the 
draw. The result was a rather isolated 
group of individuals who ate lunch 
behind their locked classroom doors. 
The locked doors were an unfortunate 

necessity, as some of the sixth graders 
had been found in possession of guns 
on campus. It broke my spirit that 
children could no longer be children, 
that in the definition of childhood it 
seemed to be an unwritten premise 
that no one could be depended upon 
for protection. If you were to make it, 
it was up to you. My lesson learned 
from watching my teammates play 
lacrosse without me, that we are all 
interdependent, actually had a new 
dimension added to it. Interdepen- 
dence is only acceptable as a way of 
life when all involved consent to com- 
mon values. Governor Dummer 
taught me about integrity, honesty, 
discipline, honor, commitment, ser- 
vice and giving to others in all areas 
of my life. While I was successful in 
infusing these values into my school, 
the progress was slow. I had the stu- 
dents for 40 minutes a day, five days a 
week, and their worlds had them the 
rest of the time. 

While some moments were 
fulfilling, I can honestly say that most 
of the time, I felt like a lone woman 
on a sinking vessel. Slowly, but surely, 
I was going down. My morale was 
low, and I realized that it was not nec- 
essarily that my students did not want 
what I had to give, it was that many 
of them did not know how to want 
what I had to give. The majority of the 
students' thoughts were along the 
lines of "Why begin to invest in my 
life, intellectually, academically and 
personally, when the threat of losing it 
tomorrow is greater than any other 
driving force within me?" I, in turn, 
was frustrated and felt alone, cut off 
from my initial vision of creating edu- 
cational experiences and a community 
feeling that would last a lifetime. I 
was up against unforeseen horrors; 

drive-by shootings, gangs, violence, 
depression and a lack of community 
commitment to change. 

My principal, other faculty 
members and my husband helped me 
to see that my efforts were not in vain. 
They pointed to the glimmers of light 
when I was looking solely for the 
rays. One week I came down with the 
flu. Midweek, three of my stu- 
dents begged another faculty 
member to call me at home so 
that they could tell me that they 
missed me — an unforgettably 
enriching moment. It occurred 
to me that I was more of a sur- 
rogate parent to them. While I 
know that modeling and being a men- 
tor for students is part of the educa- 
tional process, I also wanted to affect 
the students on a literary level. I 
wanted to inspire poetic thoughts and 
to instill a love of literature within 
each of them. For me, English was an 
intriguing subject in which many liter- 
ary characters made my mistakes for 
me, answered my life-questions and 
were some of my greatest teachers. I 
wanted to teach literature. 

Though my time at those two 
schools did have their redeeming and 
fulfilling moments, I was not fulfilled. 
I had gone into education for the love 
of the mind and to teach to the whole 
person. Granted, Governor Dummer 
is not the norm, but it is my norm and 
my experiences have set my stan- 
dards. I constantly compared the 
experiences I had as a student with 
those experiences that my students 
were having. Frustrated by the fact 
that I was one, yet only one, human 
being fighting an army of social 
plights, I consented to the fact that in 
this system, I was expected to be more 
of a social worker than an educator. I 

The Archon - Fall 1995 23 

Aimee Walsh Schade '84, shown here with her husband HA. Schade 111, 
was graduated from Boston College in 1990, and later received a master's 
degree in literature from the University of California at San Diego. She 
plans to seek a doctorate in psychology or education. She and her hus- 
band live in San Francisco. 

knew that I had given more than I 
ever thought I had to give and was 
drained. I had seen other teachers 
who were effective in school settings 
such as the one I was working in, and 
when I was honest with myself, I rec- 
ognized that such a setting was not a 
place which would utilize the gifts 
and talents I had to offer. By now, not 
only was I longing to be part of an 
educational community, I was craving 
to give back what Governor Dummer 
had instilled in me. I also longed to be 
a part of a cohesive faculty that 
worked together and with parents to 
educate the children. I began to ques- 
tion my ideals and wonder if they 
were too high. I questioned my place 
in the public educational system and 
my effectiveness as a teacher. Was I 
simply an idealist, or could I find a 
place that valued what I did and was 
interested in creating educational 
experiences and moments based in 
shared values, expectations and com- 
munity beliefs? 

24 The Archon - Fall 1995 

I had visited enough 
classrooms to see that I 
was not the only one 
experiencing these 
frustrations, concerns 
and questions. What I 
did see that really 
frightened me was the 
compromising of stan- 
dards. I continually 
struggled to raise my 
students' personal, 
academic and intellec- 
tual standards, as well 
as find ways to create 
community and oppor- 
tunities for them. 
Starting a school news- 
paper and a home- 
work club were small 
successes for both my morale and the 
motivated students. However, many 
students were reluctant to stay after 
school for fear that they would lose 
the protection that traveling home in 
large numbers provided. I could not 
live comfortably with the gap 
between my community and educa- 
tional ideals and the reality of the stu- 
dents' lives. I began to realize that I 
would be more effective in a smaller, 
community-oriented school such as 
Governor Dummer. I wanted to bring 
my vision for education to life and 
found that I was not having the kind 
of effect I intended. 

Today I am teaching at the 
private St. Philips School and have 
found the community and parental 
support I find necessary to productive 
education. The difference between the 
public and private systems is disturb- 
ing. Much has been written about the 
inequities that exist, but that is 
another article. My work has been, 
and will continue to be, about 
trying to bring more of what 

works in the private schools into 
the public school system. While I 
no longer work in a public 
school, I am still in a position to 
institute such changes. I have 
not finished my work. 

My current private school is 
the setting in which my students 
eagerly jump up to read their creative 
writing. The school is based on a code 
of ethics similar to that of Governor 
Dummer's. I enjoy being a teacher, an 
educator, a member of a community 
and an inspiration to children. I derive 
a tremendous amount of satisfaction 
from creating intellectual, social and 
personal moments, experiences and 
opportunities for my students. I 
lament the fact that all children do not 
have the precious and priceless oppor- 
tunity to enjoy education on a truly 
meaningful and life-impacting level. 
While I willingly recognize that a 
Governor Dummer education is truly a 
privilege and not the norm, it was, and 
continues to be, a large part of who I 
am, what I strive to be and who I am 
continually becoming. I do not take 
my education for granted but rather 
am grateful for it and to those parents 
and faculty who gave me the gifts, the 
peaceful moments in which I learned 
how to learn. I embody the meaning of 
my years at GDA and strive to impart 
the values, ethics and community 
responsibilities to my students both in 
and out of the classroom. My teachers 
at Governor Dummer held me to val- 
ues and believed in me when I, an 
unsure adolescent, was searching. 
Armed with the memories and ideals 
of my Governor Dummer experiences, 
I will stay in education a little longer, 
touching a few more lives and believ- 
ing in students until they can do it 

Delighting in Discovery 

Faculty Baccalaureate Address 

by Sally C. Jarrett 

"Wliy are all the students leaving?" 
"Where are they going?" 
"What's a graduation?" 

Through the eyes of a three-year-old, GDA is 
a very confusing, very mysterious place. My 
pre-school daughter, Lindsay, is forever try- 
ing to solve the riddles of this campus. Why boys 
and girls sometimes like to hold hands. Why she 
can't come to school here. Why her Grammy and 
Grampy don't eat in a dining hall and live in a 
dormitory. Delightful, impish and inquisitive, this 
young mind works tirelessly trying to piece 
together all the people, places and things that 
impact her on a daily basis. 

For me, as a relatively new parent, the past 
three years have been a fascinating time, full of 
surprises that come with raising children. And 
now, as I bear witness to the growing process of a 
pre-schooler, I make notable discoveries each and 
every day about her development. Imagination, 
fascination, determination and fear all abound in 
this three-year-old as she figures out what a 
stranger is, tries to understand why the hyenas 
from The Lion King won't "get" her while she is 
sleeping, wonders where heaven is and, when 
looking at her mommy's and daddy's wedding 
photographs, struggles to comprehend why she 
isn't in them, too. As she makes each new discov- 
ery, she is delighted and proud and eager to share' 
what she has learned with anyone who will listen. 
There is a very clear method to this learn- 
ing process. A child learns through experience - 
by watching, imitating and experimenting - and 
by asking questions - lots of them. This child of 
mine questions everything. She questions things 
that are unanswerable. She questions things that 
are unexplainable. She questions every person, 
every conversation, every move I make and even 
every move that you make. Her curiosity is both 
intense.. .and exhausting. 

And truly just as striking as her sense of 
curiosity is her sense of fashion. She has an inter- 
esting eye for style and spends a great amount of 
time piecing together her outfits. The staples of her 
wardrobe - Cinderella underwear, tights, jelly 
shoes, pink headband - present few problems at 
all and go on each morning with ease. The dress, 
however, is an entirely different story. Each morn- 
ing, she empties her drawers and sorts through 
her dresses, looking for that special dress that will 
make her look and feel like a princess on her way 
to an evening ball. Once she has selected the dress, 
she pulls it over her head, then moves on to per- 
form a "twirling" test. This test is simply just a 

quick spin or two. While she twirls, she checks the 
dress for its lift and flare. The higher the lift and 
fuller the flare, the better. 

If the twirl is to her satisfaction, then the 
dress remains. If not, it's over the head and off, 
and on to the next one. As you can imagine, this 
procedure causes an inordinate amount of stress 
on her mother each morning, especially as 
the clock inches its way towards 7:45. At 
this time, I am in a frenzied panic, fighting 
against time, and she is running around 
naked or half dressed, still searching for the 
dress with the perfect spin. 

Once recently, as Lindsay rode her 
bike in front of Moody, she spotted a 
female student walking on a path towards 
Frost. This girl was very neatly and styl- 
ishly dressed: a nice green sweater, short 
black skirt, black shoes and long black knee 
socks - socks that climbed to not just the 
knee, but up to the thigh. 

There was something about this 
image that was very disturbing, but also 
intriguing, to this three-year-old. 
Something was just not quite right. With 
her mind aimbling with activity, curiosity 
ready to explode, she began to fire away 
the questions. 

"Mom, mom, who's that girl?" 
"She's a student, Lindsay." 
"Wliat is she wearing on her legs?" 
"Those are called knee socks." 
"Why are they called knee socks?" 
"Because they're socks that go to the knees." 
"But, where did her knees go?" 
"Well, they're under the knee socks." 
"But, why?" 

"Weil, so her knees won't get cold." 
"Oh, so her knees will he warm." 
"That's right." 

"But, won't her bottom get cold?" 
"Good question," I thought. "How do I 
explain this to the mind of a young child?" 
Not wanting to get into the notion of true 
style and fashion, I blurted out a brief, but 
very unsatisfactory response. Then silence 
ensued as she wondered about disappear- 
ing knees and cold bottoms. 

This is how you, at one time, 
learned. It was simple, but most educa- 
tional, and certainly most rewarding. You 
were born with an enormous amount of 
natural and playful intrigue. Life began 
with your listening, touching, tasting and 
smelling everything around you to quench 
your inescapable thirst for information and 

knowledge. You thrived as you made each new 
discovery - learning how to walk, saying your 
first words, delighting in a game of "peek-a-boo." 

Of course, now you are older, and the 
questions you ask are of a different nature, and the 
answers are not as easy to find. "What am I going 
to be when I grow up" is suddenly a very real, 
very complicated question that you may have to 
ask yourself - and the answer may no longer be a 
ballerina or a fireman. Now you wrestle with more 
powerful issues that have more serious conse- 
quences. Your questions, no longer naive, are far 
more thoughtful and far more experienced. And 

you have 
your educa- 
tion that 
asking ques- 
tions is a 
vital intel- 
lectual skill, 
for you to 
you, as you 
move for- 
ward, to 
engage your 
mind and to 
take advan- 
tage of your 
resources; to 
ask appro- 
priate ques- 
tions and, if 
need be, to 
research the 
and, so 
to recreate 
the child in 
you; and to 
retain the 

integrity of 
your youth 
as you enjoy 
the days 

ED 17 

Some final thoughts: Master English 
teacher Sally C. jarrett offers a faculty 
reflection for the Class of '95 at the 

Showing her talents: Ambrose Speaking 
Contest and Special Prize winner Ksenija 
Topic exhibits her oratory prowess. 

Book prize: Lauren Carroll '96 accepts the 
Columbia University Prize from 
Headmaster Bragdon. 

Tlie coveted bowl: Jacqueline Bean '95 
accepts the Anne Marie Murphy Award 
for the top female athlete from Headmaster 

Commencement Honors 

continued from page 12 

Piper A. Gore received the Whittemore 
Award as "a member of the sophomore class 
who, through attitude and perseverance, has 
made the best contribution to the Academy." 

Receiving the Wilkie Service Award, 
named for former Headmaster Valleau Wilkie, 
Jr., was Zeynep Guchan. She is attending George 
Washington University this fall. 

Junior Jeffrey R. LaBelle was named win- 
ner of the Harvard Book Prize for his "high 
scholarship, character and athletic or other con- 
structive extracurricular achievement." LaBelle 
also was named recipient of the Edmund 
Coffin Colman Language Prize. 

The Dartmouth College Book Award, 
presented to "a junior who has been outstand- 
ing in the study of English," was awarded to 
Ariele Ebacher. 

The Headmaster's Cup, which is "given 
to that senior who, in the judgment of the 
Headmaster, serves the mission of the school," 
was presented to Laura B. Barnes. She is attend- 
ing Trinity College this year. 

Laurie A. Carrier was awarded the 
Alumni Association Award. The award is pre- 
sented " a senior who has shown commu- 
nity spirit and concern within the Academy 
and has displayed qualities of awareness and 

The Academy's Special Prizes were 
awarded to: Adam Paul Tagliamonte, Eric J. 
Whither, Ksenija Topic, Amy M. Benedict, Casey C. 
Barbaro, Myrtlean K. Stockdale, Gretchen E. Scliarfe 
and Molly K. Scharfe. 

The Memorial Mathematics Prize, given 
to the junior who has been outstanding in that 
subject, was presented to Raymond M. Long. 

Naomi V. Odell was presented with the 
Bausch & Lomb Medal as the "junior who has 
been outstanding in the study of science." 

Moody Kent Prizes recognize students 
for their "outstanding achievement in each 
department of study." This year's winners 
were: English: Jacqueline A. Bean; History: 
Jennifer E. Smyth; Mathematics: Sung Jin An; 
Science: Amanda L. Harris; Music: Akinobu Sato; 
French: Martha H. Mercer; Spanish: Myrtlean K. 
Stockdale; German: Lindsey E. Swallow; Latin: 
Matthew A. Dow; Art: Michael Angelis. 

First-place in the Ambrose Speaking 
Awards, for excellence in public speaking, was 
awarded to Ksenija Topic. Second place honors 
were presented to Lindsey E. Swallow. Gretchen 
E. Scharfe placed third. 

26 The Archon - Fall 1995 

Commencement Address 

continued from page 9 

workers could have belayed the climbing rope for 
me or given me her hand when I was slipping off 
a steep slope." 

A common metaphor for us as the end of 
a climbing day is to ask, "Who is on belay for you 
in your life? And for whom are you on belay?" 
Being there for our family and friends and they 
for us is the true essence of service, responsibility 
and compassion. We find, through this, a greater 
knowing of ourselves and who we are. 

III. Now I want to address service, 
responsibility and compassion in the world at 
large. I feel very strongly about this and have 
learned over the years that each of us can make 
positive changes and that, in fact, we can change 
the world. 

The most important avenue to be effective 
is to care, to have compassion for others. George 
Bernard Shaw once said, 'The worst sin 
toward our fellow creatures is not to 
hate them but to be indifferent to them. 
That's the essence of inhumanity." 

I am impressed with the 
Community Service program here at 
Governor Dummer. You are making a 
difference. You also see yourself through 
the eyes of someone you have helped, 
and thus learn more about you. We learn 
about ourselves through others, whether 
they be family, friends or those in the 
community who take our extended 

No matter what the issue, your 
voice, your letter, your contribution of 
time or dollars counts, especially when 
combined with others. It is so important 
that we give to the charities and causes 
of our choice, even if it is one or five dol- 
lars. This is a huge part of our responsi- 
bility to our society, and our local 
communities. The old ethic of women 
volunteering and men giving money 
needs to change so that all of us are vol- 
unteering and all of us are giving finan- 

Look around, don't be "lazy 
eyed." Notice what needs doing in the 
world. Read the paper. Listen to or 
watch the news. Be mindful of the 
tragedies in Bosnia, or in Boston or next 
door. Those events affect us. They are a 
part of the world we and your future 
children live in. They are us. 

Compassion means remembering 
that "there but for the grace of God go 
I." I, too, could have been born in 
another place, another country, with dif- 
ferent skin, in a different socioeconomic 
group. We need better lives for all, a bet- 
ter environment, improved education, 
improved health care. Please, please 
vote. It is our greatest privilege and 

Baccalaureate Address 

continued from page 9 

woods, described by Philip Larkin in his poem 
Tlie Trees: 

Ttte Trees 

The trees are coming into leaf 
Like something almost being said: 
Tire recent buds relax and spread, 
Their greenness is a kind of grief. 

Is it that they are born again 
And we grow old? No, they die too, 
Their yearly trick of looking new 
Is written down in rings of grain. 

Yet still the unresting castles thresh 
In fidl-grown thickness every May. 
Last year is dead, they seem to say, 
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh. 




Virginia Bushell '80 and Christopher 
Barnes; September 1994. 

Kenneth Mahler '80 and Tami Lynn 
Knapp; November 1994. 

Cornelia McCarthy '80 and Richard 
DeNey; March 4, 1995. 

R. Keller Laros '81 and Wendy Comer; 
June 3, 1995. 

Kimberly Carey '86 and Dale Rochford; 
August 5, 1995. 

Andrew Eaton '86 and Paige Brennan; 
May 27, 1995. 

George Liss '86 and Meighan Deluke; 
April 1995. 

Christopher McMorris '87 and Marianne 
Hendrie; September 30, 1995. 

Carrie Walton '88 and Gregory Penner; 
June 24, 1995. 

Ingrid Eilertson '93 and Colin Cunney; 
April 7, 1995. 


Born to Terri and Johnston Connelly '69, 
a daughter, Sophie Porter; November 25, 

Born to Lizabeth and Samuel Gilliland 
'75, a daughter, Leigh Seeley; June 24, 

Born to Geoffrey and Carolyn (Lyons) 
Borwick '77, a daughter, Sarah Haviland; 
June 9, 1995. 

Born to James Spiegelman and Elizabeth 
Kannan '77, a son, Jack; June 29, 1995. 

Born to Karen and Bruce Tallman '80, a 
son, Eric Bruce; June 12, 1995. 

Born to Heather Corey and Robertson 
Breed '81, a son, Elijah Corey; August 8, 

Born to James and Tracey (Meehan) 
O'Dea '81, a son, Conor Thomas; January 
11, 1995. 

Born to Nerissa Edwards and Alexander 
Cawley '83, a son, Austin Levi; May 21, 

Born to Suzanne and Bruce Turner '83, a 
son, Bryce; March 12, 1995. 

Born to Phillip and Roechelle (Smith) 
Cannon '84, a son, Julian Christopher 
Smith; April 3, 1995. 

Born to Alan and Elizabeth (Kimball) 
Williams '84, a son, Graham; March 1, 

Born to Bruce and Pamela (Bostwick) 
Coakley '86, a son, Jacob Daniel; April 
18, 1994. 


Everett Ware Smith, class of 1932 and a 
former member of the GDA Board of 
Trustees, died August 20 at Hillcrest 
Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH. He 
was 82. After attending Governor 
Dummer Academy, he graduated from 
the Moses Brown School and earned his 
B.S. from Yale University in 1936. From 
1936 through 1946, he served in the 
Marine Corps, reaching the rank of lieu- 
tenant colonel. In 1954, he joined the New 
England Merchants Bank and was Vice 
Chairman of its board of directors from 
1964 until 1968, when he became 
Chairman of the Board of Union 
Commercial Bank in Cleveland. The fol- 
lowing year, he became President of the 
Cleveland Trust Co. and was Chairman 
of its board of directors from 1971 until 
his retirement in 1978. Mr. Smith served 
on the board of directors of the North 
American Coal Co., National Bank 
Americard, Inc., The Higbee Co., and 
Midland Mutual Insurance Co. He also 
served on the board of trustees of the 
Cleveland Trust Realty Investors, the 
Musical Arts Association and The Winsor 
School. He is survived by his wife Ruth 
(Tyler); two sons, Nathaniel T Smith of 
Cleveland Heights, OH, and J. Hale 
Smith of Milton, MA; two daughters, 
Pamela S. Henrickson and Karen 
Melican, both of Wellesley, MA; and nine 
grandchildren. A memorial service was 
held at St. Christophers-By-The-River 
Episcopal Church in Gates Mills, OH. 

Spencer H. Brewster, class of 1939, died 
August 12 in Plymouth, MA. He was 74. 
He graduated from Plymouth High 
School in 1938 before attending Governor 
Dummer Academy, Williams College and 
the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. Brewster was Vice President 
of the Plymouth Cordage Company for 
25 years, Vice President of the Columbian 
Rope Co. for four years and was the 
founder and former owner of the Agway 
store in Plymouth. During World War II, 
Brewster served as a captain in the Army 
Air Corps. He was a member and former 
chairman of the Plymouth School 
Committee for 17 years and a longtime 
member of the Plymouth Town Meeting. 
A 10th generation descendant of the 
Mayflower Pilgrims, he was the Vice 
President of the Elder Brewster Society, 
trustee of the Pilgrim Society and a for- 
mer chairman of the parish committee of 
the Unitarian Parish, Universalist Society 
He also served as a trustee for the 
Plymouth Five Cents Savings Bank and 
the Eel River Beach Club. Brewster was 
the founding Chairman of American 
Driving Society, a member of the 
Carriage Association of America and the 
Myopia Driving Club, as well as many 
other equestrian groups. He is survived 
by his wife Marietta (Withington); a son, 
Spencer H. Brewster, Jr., '65, of Haddam 
Neck, CT; five daughters, Anne Keller of 
Plymouth, Marietta Brockman of 
Guadalajara, Mexico, Sarah Tompkins of 
Rowley, MA, Patricia Gregg of 
Skaneateles, NY, and Katharyn DeLuca of 
Barnstable, MA; two brothers, William S. 
Brewster and Benjamin B. Brewster '43, 
both of Plymouth; two sisters, Lois Smith 
of Plymouth and Lydia Toll of Denver; 
twelve grandchildren; and two great- 
grandchildren. A memorial service was 
held on August 16 at the First Parish 
church in Plymouth. Expressions of sym- 
pathy may be made to the First Parish 
Restoration Fund, Town Square, 
Plymouth, MA 02360 or Cranberry 
Hospice, 161 Main Street, Kingston, MA 

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Peter Wiles, class of 1946, died July 6 at 
his home in Skaneateles, NY. He was 67. 
After graduating from Governor 
Dummer Academy, he attended 
Syracuse University before starting his 
first career as a developer of golf 
courses. He developed Tecumseh 
Country Club and Winter Sports Center 
in Syracuse, the North Shore Country 
Club in Cleveland and the Horisant Ski 
House and Conference Center in Lvons 
Falls. In 1968, he founded Mid-Lakes 
Navigation Co., Ltd., which delivered 
mail and served meals on Skaneateles 
Lake. The company expanded so that it 
now provides cruises along Onondaga 
Lake and the New York state canals, 
including the Erie, Champlain and 
Oswego. Wiles also created an edu- 
cational program about the canals 
for school children in Syracuse and 
Rochester. To date, more than 
135,000 students have participated. 
He published Running Lights, an 
annual newspaper on the canals, 
and a guide to the canal district. He 
also produced a documentary com- 
paring the histories of canals in 
Britain and the United States. In 
1991, Wiles was named Skaneateles 
Citizen of the Year. He was the 
founder of the New York State Tour 
Boat Association and a member of 
the Onondaga County Antique 
Dealers Association, the New York 
State Canal Planning and 
Development Board, the New York 
State Centennial Canal Committee and 
the Steamship Historical Society. He was 
also the Director of the Finger Lakes 
Association and President of the New 
York State Council on Waterways. He is 
survived by his wife Harriet; three 
daughters, Sarah Wiles Ehmann, Hattie 
Beck- Andersen and Libby Wiles, all of 
Skaneateles; two sons, Peter Wiles, Jr. 
and Daniel Wiles, both of Skaneateles; a 
brother, Ben Wiles of Cedarvale, NY; a 
sister, Edith Ann Bradford, of Illinois; 
and five grandchildren. 

William B. Ardiff, class of 1955 and secre- 
tary of the Governor Dummer Academy 
Board of Trustees for 23 years, died June 
29 after a brief illness. He was 58. After 
graduating from Governor Dummer, he 
earned a baccalaureate degree from 
Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Cornell 
University and an LL.M. in taxation from 
Boston University After being admitted 
to the bar in 1962, he began his law prac- 
tice as the founding partner of Ardiff, 
Ardiff & Morse in Danvers, 
Massachusetts. In 1986, he began a gen- 
eral practice from his offices in Danvers 
in association with Tinti, Quinn & Savoy 
of Salem, Massachusetts. In recent years, 
he was a small business consultant and 
spent winters at a home in Naples, FL. 
He was elected to the Governor Dummer 

William B. Ardiff 

Academy Board of Trustees in 1972 and 
served as Board Secretary from 1972 until 
his death. He also served on the Endicott 
College board of trustees and was at vari- 
ous times President of the Danvers 
Rotary Club, the Danvers Historical 
Society, the Salem Bar Association and 
the North Shore Dartmouth Club. In 
addition, he was a director of the 
Danvers Community Y.M.C.A., an incor- 
porator of the Danvers Savings Bank and 
the former district governor of Rotary 
International. He is survived by his wife 

Susan (Foy) Ardiff, and his brother 
Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr., of Danvers, class of 
1958. On July 19th, the Governor 
Dummer community joined with the 
Ardiff family and friends to celebrate his 
life at a memorial service held in the 
Moseley Chapel. Donations may be 
made in his memory to Governor 
Dummer Academy or the Danvers 
Communitv Y.M.C.A. 

James Cook Pramberg, class of 1974, died 
suddenly on July 3 in New Orleans, LA. 
He was born on November 15, 1955, in 
Newburyport, MA. After graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy, 
where he was the 1974 Morse Hag win- 
ner, he graduated from Dartmouth 

College in 1978 and Tulane Medical 
School in 1983. A resident of New 
Orleans for 16 years, he was a 
member and senior warden of St. 
Anna's Episcopal Church there. 
Pramberg was a staff physician at 
both the Pediatric HIV Clinic at 
Charity Hospital (New Orleans) 
and the Tulane /Louisiana State 
Universitv AIDS Clinical Trials 
Unit. He was an assistant professor 
of clinical pediatrics at Tulane 
University Medical School, partici- 
pated in eight clinical trials of med- 
icines and vaccines to fight AIDS in 
women and children, was a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal Diocese of 
Louisiana's Commission on HIV 
Infection and served on the board 
of the March of Dimes of New 
Orleans. He spent much of his time 
working in state public health units 
doing follow-up care for children with- 
out insurance and in a child sexual abuse 
unit. He specialized in the post-natal care 
of infants born to HIV-positive mothers. 
He is survived by his parents, Noreen E. 
(Cook) and John H. Pramberg, Jr. of 
Newburyport, MA; and two brothers, 
John W. Pramberg of Newburyport, and 
Jay P Pramberg of Newton, NH. A 
funeral service was held on July 8 at St. 
Anna's Episcopal Church in New 
Orleans. Contributions in his memory 
may be made to the general scholarship 
fund of Governor Dummer Academv. 

28 The Archon - Fall 1995 

Class Notes 



Harold H. Audet 


511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 


(408) 373-5652 

Warren Lane '27 missed the Reunion last 
spring because of what he describes as an 
exotic tour of France. He went to Paris 
and then drove to Niece with side trips to 
many small towns en route. ▼ A few 
years ago Russ Hamilton '27 had a 
cataract removed from his right eye and a 
lens implanted. This year he had a 
cataract removed from his left eye. All is 
well with him now from the vision stand- 
point. ▼ Although Ward Fearnside '31 has 
retired from college teaching, he continues 
to write on current affairs. He is also 
revising a textbook on logic. Last spring 
he attended his 60th reunion at Bowdoin 
College, and used his bicycle as his means 
of transportation from Wellesley to 
Brunswick, ME. He has recently been 
inducted into the Hall of Fame, Wellesley 
Chapter. ▼ Bill Gove '32 is suffering from 
Alzheimeris Disease, but remains in gen- 
eral good health. Bill and Anne have 
moved into a retirement home in Concord, 
NH. T In an earlier issue of The Archon, I 
wrote that Jack Cushman '32 was plan- 
ning an extensive trip to the far east. The 
trip came off as planned with visits to 
China, South Korea, Siberia and Japan. 
While in Yokohama, he played in a golf 
tournament and won first prize, a five-day 
trip to Maui. T Tom Willins '38 continues 
to live in Bridgton, ME, and he is active 
and healthy. As a bit of an historical note, 
Tom was editor of The Archon during his 
senior year at GDA. T Fred Davis '34 is 
living about 30 miles east of Palm Springs, 
in the city of Palm Desert, CA. Daytime 
temperatures in the summer are usually 
well over 100 degrees and Fred enjoys the 
heat. T In 1994, Howard Peck '34 had 
back surgery and a hip replacement. He is 
doing well after a long period of physio- 
therapy and plans on a prolonged visit to 
Ohio. T Ben Busch '34 continues his long 
time interest in classical music and has 
been engaged by the Palm Beach Opera 
Company to sing in the 1995-96 season. 
He lives in Lake Worth, FL, and continues 
to work in the retail end of the music 
industry. T Dudley Follansbee '36 took 
early retirement about 20 years ago. Since 
then he has lived in South Harpswell, ME, 
and is active in sailing and downhill ski- 
ing. Dud founded a company that made 
plastic products and several of their 
products were used on the first moonland- 
ing. t Rupe Neily '36 of East Boothbay, 

ME, has been re-elected as Treasurer of 
Lincoln County, and is also a member of 
the Board of Directors of the National 
Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents. 
The members of this association are spe- 
cialists in buyer home purchase services. ▼ 
Ed Warner '38 reports that all is well in the 
high desert of California. The spring 
weather was moderate with only a week 
or two of temperatures of over 100 
degrees. For excitement, they had a major 
fire in the area, and at one point Ed and his 
family were alerted to evacuate their 
home. He continues to play golf and await 
the next big earthquake in southern 
California. Ed and I consider these rare 
quakes to be less of a problem than the 
routine hurricanes of Florida. T Harold 
Audet '38, a volunteer researcher at the 
Monterey Maritime Museum, has com- 
pleted a listing of all ships that have been 
named Monterey. The big problem in this 
project will be to get more data on a 
schooner of that name that ran the Union 
Navy blockades during the War of 1861-65. 
The only available data on this ship is a 
listing of it as one that was captured in the 
Chesapeake Bay in 1862. 

Ward Fearnside '31 
Bikes to Fame 

Ward Fearnside '31 pedalled his 
way to his to his 60th college reunion and 
into the Wellesley, Massachusetts Ht 

The 145-mile trip to Bowdoin 
College in Brunswick, ME, began at 
Fearnside 's home in Wellesley, MA, on 
the morning of May 31. He was in 
Newburyport by 1 p.m., but not without 
first making a stop at Governor Dummer 

To Harold Audet '38, he wrote, 
"I rode through Governor Dummer, 
stopped to look around a bit at the cam- 
pus and the co-eds, both improvements 
over my Class of '31 day. " He spent the 
evening at a good restaurant and reading. 
After another early start, he arrived in 
Falmouth, ME, at 6 p.m. the following 
evening. The next morning, he had a 
mere 18 miles left to Brunswick. Of the 
trip, a repeat of the trek he made to his 
50th reunion, he said, "I had good 
weather with no headwinds. It zvasn't 
that difficult. Recently I climbed Mount 
Lafayette, which is 4,000 feet. Now, that 
was difficult." 

A return to GDA: James F. Huxtable '33 visits the 
GDA campus with his wife this spring for the first 
time since his graduation. 


Donald W. Stockwell 


8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

I don't know what it takes for you 39ers to 
attend the annual June Alumni Reunion, 
particularly those of you within easy dri- 
ving distance of By field. All I can say is 
you missed one of the most fun-filled and 
entertaining weekends of your lives. 
Inasmuch as you have been out of GDA 
over 50 years, you are now part of the Old 
Guard and the red carpet is rolled out 
with campus accommodations, meals and 
periods of libation at no charge. There 
will be another Reunion-our 57th— next 
June. Make every effort to attend. Youill 
enjoy. Only two of us, Phil Simpson and I, 
with our wives, partook of the hospitality 
extended to us this past June. We had a 
marvelous time participating in the many 
events, and I must confess the two of us 
had no intention of acting our age. 
Although there were many highlights to 
the weekend, Phil and my participation in 
the Alumni /ae Glee Club Concert, con- 
ducted by Art Sager and accompanied by 
Ben and Nancy Stone, was most memo- 
rable. Both of us stayed in the back row 
and warbled or lip-synched our way 
through the program. Phil leaned heavily 
on me, particularly when he would fre- 
quently lose his place. Incidentally, Phil is 

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Class Notes 

quite a party guy when it comes to social 
events. Balloon busting is also one of his 
specialties. Thanks to Mike Moonves, 
Director of Alumni /ae-Parent Relations, 
neither one of us was suspended, 
although Mike's hair stood on end at 
times, t It was great seeing our good 
friends Bob Lyle '40 and Bob Schumann 
'40. Many of you will remember these 
two guys who were an important part of 
our campus life. T To get back to Phil 
Simpson, he has been running the tennis 
program at the Augusta Country Club this 
summer, as well as following the Bellamy 
Jazz Band around Maine and being con- 
nected with the Carousel Dinner Theater 
in Boothbay Harbor. Apparently, he's 
quite a gardener, as he and Susan have 
lots of flowers and a beautiful vegetable 
garden. Other than that, he says there's 
not much to do. t Although received too 
late for the spring Archon, I finally heard 
from a long lost soul-Gordon Tooley. He 
graduated from the University of Maine in 
1943 with a degree in Engineering. He has 
five children, spends summers in Brevard, 
NC, and winters in Amelia Island, FL. He 
is retired, after spending 27 years in real 
estate investment, and enjoys tennis and 
hiking. Hopefully, we'll hear from him 
again. T Jack Dunlap, who traveled 
extensively this past year to Machu 
Picchu, the Galapagos Islands and Belize, 
now says he's too chicken to stray too far 
from home, although I'll bet he's about to 
get his second wind. This summer he's 
playing the organ in his local church and 
participating in continuous social and cul- 
tural events while entertaining numerous 
house guests, which at this stage is begin- 
ning to be a bore. T Hank Payson reports 
that he has seen Norton Cushman and 
Sandy Young at the U.S. Senior Golf 
Tournament in Greenwich. He also 
attended Make Lord's 50th wedding 
anniversary, which he greatly enjoyed. 
Apparently, he challenged Make to a 
wrestling match but was turned down. 
The following day Make was agreeable. 
There's no report of what happened. We 
suspect Hank, after a day of bravado, 
decided to lay low. T Chuck Hewitt 
reports that he enjoyed trout fishing in the 
Catskills this spring, spent a few days at 
the Skytop Club in Skytop, PA, and has 
been playing a lot of golf this summer. In 
addition, he has found time to join a 
Senior summer bowling league. Isn't it 
great how these old duffers get around? T 
Had a phone call from Tom Parker this 
summer, and he, as you might gather, is 
also playing a lot of golf just down the 
river from my hometown. Being so close, 
we have been remiss in not getting 

together. There's still time before he heads 
back south, so we'll make it a point to hit 
Northfield, MA, before his departure, t I 
have just received a lengthy note from 
Matty Hannon on a very imposing green 
letterhead having to do with the St. 
Patrick's Day Parade Committee of 
Washington, D.C. He has received notice 
from the National Park Service that the 
monument honoring the Irish Brigade at 
Antietam has been approved. He's been 
working on this for seven years and 
expects the dedication in September of '96, 
if he can raise enough money by then. 
Matty, I'll send you a roster of your '39 
classmates, although I'm not sure how 
successful you'll be. Incidentally, he had 
the honor of introducing Gerry Adams, 
president of the Sinn Fein Party in 
Northern Ireland, at a reception to the 
Irish Community. Matty is recovering 
from surgery and hopes to make next 
year's Reunion. There's a certain phase of 
the Alumni Reunion I know he'll enjoy. ▼ 
Although a two year battle with prostate 
cancer may have temporarily slowed 
George Hubbell, it didn't stop him from 
capturing two gold medals and a bronze 
in swimming in the recent National Senior 
Sports Classic in San Antonio. George, 
who is 75, has been swimming competi- 
tively for 60 years and has accumulated 
many honors over the years. Thanks to 
his swimming discipline, his health has 
stabilized. George hopes to make next 
year's Reunion. ▼ Thayer Richardson 
reports he keeps busy with all sorts of 
activities in Massachusetts and Florida. 
He lists sailing, boating, swimming, golf- 
ing, fishing, woodworking and visiting 
friends. Doesn't sound as though he has 
much time for anything else. T Tom 
Killough is still working part-time at Lord 
& Taylor in Westfield, NJ. He plans to 
visit Madrid in early October. He says 
some nice things about me as your corre- 
spondent, but I'm too modest to divulge 
the contents. T The Danube is not blue! 
That's the latest report from Tom Tenney, 
who had the good fortune to spend two 
weeks "rollin' on the river." However, 
always being suspicious of Tom's 
escapades, I suspect the five kinds of 
vodka he sampled on the Russian ship 
had something to do with this discovery. 
He did say between sips that he found the 
service and housekeeping excellent. Since 
his return, he feels somewhat neglected as 
he hasn't seen or heard from any of his 
GDA buddies. Can anyone help? T Just 
under the wire comes John Gannett with a 
report of his doings. He's still in the boat 
business, as he relates he has put new run- 
ning gear under his boat trailer. The 

boarding ladder has been repaired, two 
additional fuel tanks have been installed, 
and he's repaired a similar necessity on his 
son's boat. In the meantime, his wife Pat 
has done a superb job in designing their 
new home. Apparently, that too is being 
commissioned. Being a landlubber from 
way back, I get green when I try to under- 
stand this nautical language. 


William H. Torrey 


112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516) 669-4339 

My first round as Class Secretary did not 
result in very many replies to my letter. 
Here's hoping for better luck next time. 
To all concerned, I submit Class Notes to 
GDA on the following dates: Winter - 
11/27, Spring - 3/4, Fall - 8/21. Please 
keep these dates in mind when respond- 
ing to my class letters. Thanks. T Andy 
Bailey has become "un-retired" and 
returned to law practice. Spending time in 
Naples, FL. His new address is c/o 
Warner & Stackpole, 75 State Street, 
Boston, MA 02109. Tel. (617) 951-9068. t 
Norm Quint has turned 73 and is breath- 
ing that great New Hampshire air. His 
chicken-scratch writing is beyond my 
comprehension. He would like to hear 
from Sandy Young. If I read correctly, his 
address is P.O. Box 787, Wolfeboro, NH 
07897. Tel. (603) 569-3680. ▼ Bob Little 
reports he is very busy working in 
research and product development. 
(Developing just what, Bob?). T Ben 
Wright is still active in figure skating and 
working on a 75th anniversary "History of 
U.S. Figure Skating" for 1996. He'll be 
traveling to Switzerland in September and 
Israel next June. A fall and elbow fracture 
in January has inhibited his "athletic activ- 
ity" somewhat, otherwise O.K. (Ben, have 
you tried roller blades?). ▼ Larry Van 
Doren just spent a week at the shore with 
seven of eight grandchildren and their 
assorted parents. His sanity was pre- 
served by good weather. "Imagine such a 
horde indoors for seven days!" ▼ Bob 
Schumann reports he, Ben Wright and Bob 
Lyle were the only returnees of the Class 
of '40 at our 55th Reunion. (What's hap- 
pened to our class esprit de corps?) Your 
secretary had to forgo the Reunion due to 
a family wedding. I'm so sorry to have 
missed it. Bob enjoyed a round of golf as 
a guest of Dick Osgood and hails the skill 
of Dottie Bragdon: "She can really move 
the ball!i T Dave Solomon says news is 
scanty. Now working three days a week 
at U.C.L.A. A "slow learner," he has been 

30 The Archon - Fall 1995 

there just 43 years. His wife Ronnie and 
he are rabid basketball fans and enjoyed a 
great 1994-95 season. ▼ Al Hutchinson 
attended an Elderhostel aboard a wind- 
jammer out of Camden, ME, sailing the 
coast to Bar Harbor. He is a country 
farmer, attending to his eight acres. He'd 
love to hear from other Maine grads of 
GDA. ▼ Fred Stanger stopped by GDA 
last May on his way to Maine for a vaca- 
tion-the first time since 1940. Fred is 
retired from real estate and living in 
Daytona Beach. He joined the U.S. Air 
Corps after graduating from GDA and 
flew as a ferry pilot and a convoy pilot. 
He worked for Bar Harbor Airlines for a 
while, and then real estate before sailing to 
Florida in 1985. ▼ Dana Jones recently 
dropped by to see Olie Olsen '37 and 
spent the whole day talking baseball. T 
Note: Remember the spring deadline for 
news to me is 3/4/96. Regards to all! 


R. Andrew Little 


RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 

55th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11,12 


Seward E. Pomeroy 


29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 

Ted Stitt talked to me back in the winter 
about Bill Monroe and an avocation of his 
in sculpting, which he is translating into a 
business with some wide potential. In 
May, Bill sent me a detailed packet of text 
and photographs outlining his activities in 
the field of art, in which he has had a life- 
long interest, which actually goes back to 
his grammar school days. He took a 
course in charcoal and pastels with Chan 
Hill at school, and I think we were in the 
same class in 1941-42. At any rate, his 
interest continued in the study of paint- 
ings and sculpture in museums and gal- 
leries when he was on business trips to 
metropolitan centers around the U.S. His 
present endeavors are with the develop- 
ment of stainless steel sculptures as three- 
dimensional images representing flight as 
an uplifting motif. Not only flight in 
terms of jet transport, but flight of a foot- 
ball, a golf ball, a bird or even the path of 
a shot-making swing. Bill reasons that as 
corporations expand world-wide, the need 
to communicate on a level which is above 
language becomes imperative. This is "a 
new business venture," Bill writes, "which 
hopefully gets beyond the venture stage 
pretty soon. It needs lots of professional 

Monroe's work: Spinnaker Run II, a 17-inch 
stainless steel sculpture by artist Bill Monroe '42, 
shines in the sun. 

marketing assistance, particularly to the 
yachting world and buyers." T Dick 
Lawson writes that he has sold their 
house in Florida and they now plan to 
rent each winter. Summers will still be 
spent in Maine, which he says are "great— 
especially when you live next door to a 
lobsterman." T Nice card from John 
Mortimer, who reports that he has been in 
England and France during the past year. 
"I have been on a consulting job for the 
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art." 
John reports that he and Hilda "and our 
children and our seven grandchildren are 
all in one piece. Hope you are the same." 
Thanks, John. We are. ▼ Brief note from 
Dave Jarvis indicating that he is alive and 
kicking and still working. "The hot 
weather is great-if you have a restaurant 
on the water!" ▼ Another classmate who 
is still working is Jason Starr, and, he adds, 
enjoying it. His two sons are divorced, 
but both getting remarried. His grandchil- 
dren now number eight. For diversion, 
Jason is on the golf links three times a 
week. "I don't understand," he comments 
ending his note, "The people's protest 
against the A-Bomb. I was in the Panama 
Canal, going from Europe to Japan. I was 
never so ecstatic about any event." Well, 
that makes two of us, because my LSM (a 
sea-going landing ship) was to be in the 
fifth wave in the invasion of Japan in early 
November. I guess we were all ecstatic!. T 
Thanks for writing. More to follow. 


Benjamin B. Brewster 


88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 


Secretary Needed 

Richard A. Cousins 


71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 


(508) 462-4542 

Our 50th Class Reunion on June 9, 10 and 
11 was attended by our classmates Brad 
Alden, Tom Atkins, Doug Bean, Dick 
Cousins, Warren Furth, Jack Gillies, Dave 
Graham, Stan Hamel, Ed Hubbard, Keith 
Johnson, Lee Noyes, Bill Page, Don Palais, 
Brad Roberts, Bob Scribner, Bob Steinert, 
Sy Symonds, Al Teel, Irv Williamson, Paul 
Withington and Bots Young. Together 
with wives and friends, there was a total 
of 36 in attendance. It turned out to be a 
congenial group, who had a wonderful 
time reminiscing and becoming re- 
acquainted. Much credit for the success of 
the Reunion is due to the efforts the 
Academy made to see to it that we felt 
welcome and were well fed and watered. 
(When was the last time the Headmaster 
poured you a glass of champagne?) Also, 
special thanks go to Barbara and Bill Page 
for the most pleasant cocktail party given 
for the Class in their home, and which 
included Art Sager, John Witherspoon and 
John Koslowski. A minor casualty was 
our Class picture, which is in two parts. 
One is of Paul Withington, Brad Roberts 
and their wives. The other is everybody 
else. It seems Paul became lost in the 
intricacies of the Byfield highway system 
and he and his passengers missed the time 
for the class picture. However, they were 
able to arrange their own supplemental 
picture. Paul ran three laps around the 
Milestone as penance, and all is forgiven. 
Paul is enjoying retirement as much as 
ever. With the arrival of his fourth grand- 
child (daughter) and another due in June, 
he's beginning to build a credible excuse 
for his aching joints and vacationing 
brains! "Grampa is aging!". T Arch 
Kingsley writes, "My 14-year-old daughter 
graduated from Country School in Easton 
on Friday-same day as the Reunion 
started, and a mix-up in plane reserva- 
tions prevented me from attending. 
Missed you all." T Dave Barnard writes, 
"Sorry to have missed the 50th at GDA. 
We were able to get away this spring for a 
ten-day cruise to Venezuela and some of 
the Caribbean islands. Great fun-no tele- 
phones ringing, no deadlines to meet and 
no meals to plan. I noted that 'Governor 
Dummer Prep School' was mentioned in a 
Robert Parker book of the Spenser series. 

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Class Notes 

Mr. Mercer would have had this on the 
required reading list to critique, I am 
sure. T A note from Warren Furth: 
"Margaret and I greatly enjoyed the 50th 
Reunion, which we thought to have been 
successful, with a great turnout. 
Following the GDA visit, we spent a fan- 
tastic vacation on lakes in New York and 
Maine. We are now back in Geneva, but 
look forward to a planned October trip to 
San Francisco and Portland, OR. Such are 
the hardships of retirement." T In a letter 
last May, Tim Catlin wrote to Don Palais, 
"As you may know, I still have my last 
three wending their way through the Air 
Force Academy Cornell and Maine. 
Unfortunately, even though my daughter 
graduates next June 1st, her first Air Force 
assignment will cut into her graduation 
leave. So early June is in reality the last 
time we'll all be together. Consequently, 
I've decided I'd better devote this time to 
my young Air Force officer. So, with 
regrets, I've decided not to make an effort 
to get back to our half-century get- 
together. Please give my best to every- 
one." T I received notes also from Lou 
Hamper and Bill Hale, saying that, unfor- 
tunately, circumstances had forced them to 
cancel their plans to attend the Reunion, 
and regretting the fact that they would not 
see their old classmates. ▼ Stan Hamel 
has been a trustee of the New Hampshire 
Historical Society since 1979 and its trea- 
surer since 1981. A news letter from the 
Society acknowledges a generous gift from 
the Hamel family to its capital campaign 
to create a new Museum of New 
Hampshire History in Eagle Square in 
Concord, which has been named the 
Hamel Center in recognition of the fami- 
ly's generosity and dedication. 

Edward W. Rogers '47 
Inducted Into Hall of Fame 

Edward W. Rogers '47 was 
recently honored by the Maine Baseball 
Hall of Fame for his "continued support 
of baseball in Maine and New England. ' 

President of the Hall of Fame, 
Willfred Noel, said of Rogers, "For more 
than 40 years, Eddie has always been 
there for Maine baseball players. " 

Rogers, a graduate of Boiudoin 
College and the University of Maine Law 
School, is a retired judge and lives in 

In Boston: Mannie and Pete Houston '48 meet Cindy and Ned Beebe '57 at the Boston Pops reception in May. 


George E. Duffy II 
P.O. Box 1056 
Camden, ME 04843 
(207) 236-4038 

50th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 


Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 


P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 


(508) 548-4775 

Some good news and some bad news 
about Ed Rogers. Bad news first: Ed suf- 
fered a stroke last year which rendered his 
left side useless. Getting around is not 
easy, "but the quad cane helps." Now the 
good news: The Maine Baseball Hall of 
Fame recently honored Ed with its 
President's Award, recognizing over 40 
years of active support for baseball in 
Maine and throughout New England. 
Among Ed's earlier accomplishments was 
sending all seven (!) kids through 
Bowdoin, a record that won't soon be bro- 
ken. He and wife Joyce clearly lead our 
class in the number of grandchildren: 
11. ..with two more on the way! Ed and 
Joyce recently hosted Hammerin' Henry 
Dunker at their summer cottage on Crystal 
Lake. Henry continues to practice law in 
Weymouth, t Allen Hughes reports from 
Dominguez Hills, CA, that he is happily 
remarried and that his forms-printing 
business is doing well. Al owns consider- 
able property in Oregon which he hopes 
to develop soon and for which he is seek- 

ing investors. The close friendship 
between Al and Jay Curtis has continued 
from their days in South Byfield to the 
present time. Jay, V.P and G.M. of Book 
Covers, Inc., a Chicago firm, paid a visit to 
the Hugheses during a recent business trip 
to La-La Land. Noting that our 50th Class 
Reunion is only 20 months away, Allen 
says "I'll be there!" T Bill Bailey says, 
"Pleased to announce that I've adjusted to 
retirement. Still playing hockey-and 
enjoying the good life." ▼ Bill Philbrick 
reports from Skowhegan that he's enjoy- 
ing retirement, too, and playing a lot of 
golf. He's now an 18 handicap. Should be 
ripe for plucking at the golf tournament at 
our 50th in '97! T Fred MacBurnie sends 
along a succinct summary of the last 48 
years: "Retired Graf Bros. 35 years. 
Retired Newbury Police 26 years. Retired 
Mass. Marine Fisheries 10 years. Now I 
enjoy skating at the GDA rink and clam- 
ming with my son. Am finally getting to 
spend some time with my two grandchil- 
dren and my wife." T Homer Ambrose is 
one classmate who can always be counted 
on to send along an update full of fasci- 
nating details. Here's the latest: "Hot 
summer in northern Virginia. Marie kept 
me confined to quarters on a schedule of 
Diet Coke and the 10 o'clock news. 
Remain grumpy and hungry most of the 
time, so must restrict intake of peanut but- 
ter by substituting Dannon yogurt for 
those 3 a.m. snacks. Looking back 50 
years to the third floor of Commons I real- 
ize that, in spite of myself, GDA really did 
a number on me. Best wishes and love to 
all." ▼ Jack Deering writes that he is 
"very pleased and proud of the support 
extended to me and the Class of '47 in 

32 The Archon - Fall 1995 

raising our participation to 75% this past 
year. Truly a team effort!" T A most 
pleasant aspect of being Class Secretary 
are those all-too-rare occasions when you 
help to "discover" the whereabouts of a 
classmate who has been missing for a long 
time. In the Class of '47, Herb Hoffman 
had been missing (or, in GDA's parlance, 
"lost") for lo, these many years. At a 
recent social gathering on Cape Cod, GDA 
came into the conversation and a guest 
volunteered that, during his undergrad 
days at Harvard, he had had a close friend 
who had gone to GDA. (Guess who?) 
Enough information about Herb was pro- 
vided so that I could intelligently contact 
Harvard's Office of Alumni Records... and 
here's what we now know about our 
classmate: Herb received three degrees 
(including his doctorate) from Harvard. 
After completing his formal education, he 
returned to his native Germany, where he 
taught at the university level for several 
years. His next stop was in a small town 
in the Italian Alps, where he was a 
museum curator. He returned to 
Germany (Hamburg), where he combined 
his teaching and his fine arts careers 
before retiring to Italy a few years ago. 
His address: Podere Istine, Radda, Italy I- 
53017. Why not drop him a note and wel- 
come him back into the Class of 1947.. .and 
be sure to remind him about our 50th 



Secretary Needed 

Ash Eames writes that his daughter Polly, 
who grew up as a faculty child in Moody 
and Ingham, is getting married in 
December. She runs her own interior 
design business in Miami, FL. T After 29 
years of New Hampshire living and 
extended careers in teaching community 
recreation, Pete Houston and wife Mannie 
have relocated to 553 Thomas Bransby, 
Williamsburg, VA. Pete plans to continue 
in his third career as a performing story- 
teller, although not as vigorously as in the 
past eight years (among other things, no 
more four-year-old birthday parties). For 
those traveling to and from the southland, 
there is an open invitation to stop by the 
Houstons' for a visit in the town of 
America's colonial heritage. ▼ Bill Soule 
is getting ready to retire to Florida next 
year. He has two daughters. One is 25, 
married and living in Denver; the other is 
a magna cum graduate of Dartmouth in 
'93, living and working in Hong Kong and 
engaged to be married in October 1996. 

Archer B. des Cognets 
P.O. Box 13 
Lincoln Center, MA 


(617) 259-8669 

Your Class Secretary, after getting off to an 
enthusiastic start, has fallen a bit behind 
because of a breakdown in communica- 
tions as a reflection of my having relo- 
cated to Melbourne, Australia. You may 
recall that last year I spent six months in 
Hong Kong consulting for my former 
employer, United Asset Management 
Corporation, and in April of this year I 
arrived here in Australia for approxi- 
mately one year to do the same thing. I 
will in fact be covering New Zealand, 
Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia as 
well, which makes for an interesting retire- 
ment assignment. I am living testimony to 
the fact that you can't teach an old dog 
new tricks.. ▼ Had a nice note from Dave 
Flanders, who is about to retire after 40 
years as a Parish Priest in the Episcopal 
Church. There are four children and five 
grandchildren, and having spent many 
summers at Martha's Vineyard, Dave 
expects to retire there. T Ed Veasey sent 
me two wonderful pictures taken on the 
island of Kauai, Hawaii, of himself and 
Peter Statler, his roommate of more than 
40 years ago. I would have said neither 
one of them had changed a bit. Ed shares 
my enthusiasm for the 50th Reunion in 
1999, and I assume you all have your cal- 
endars worked accordingly. I need to hear 
from more of you to make this column 
more interesting, and we will be getting a 
letter off to you to generate some 
responses. In the likely event that some of 
you may be moved to communicate with 
me before you get my letter, my address in 
Australia is 94 Vale Street, East 
Melbourne, Vic 3002, Australia. Look for- 
ward to hearing from you. 

Pre-Pops: Bill Alfond '67 (left) chats with David 
Pope '51 P'73 '75 '78 at the pre-Boston Pops recep- 
tion the Alfonds hosted in May. 

Guy Tudor '52 Wins Gold 

Guy Tudor '52, considered to be 
the premier illustrator of South American 
birds, received one of the most prestigious 
recognitions for a wildlife artist in April. 

The Philadelphia Academy of 
Natural Sciences awarded Tudor the Gold 
Medal for Distinction in Natural History 
Art. Past recipients of the award, which 
is given only periodically, include Roger 
Tory Peterson, Ansel Adams and Eliot 

Tudor is best known for his 
illustration of the four-volume reference 
series, The Birds of South America and 
of A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela. 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 


1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 

Since more than half of the Class of 1950 
resides in New England, it is relatively 
easy for that group to keep current about 
GDA and to return to Byfield for reunions. 
We recognize the special effort made by 
those who journeyed from the south, mid- 
west, west coast and even Hawaii to be 
with us in June. Many thanks. May your 
efforts be an inspiration to us all. ▼ Jack 
Hattstaedt has written from Tucson, AZ, 
that our school seems very different from 
the one we attended long ago: more lib- 
eral, coed and much more active in con- 
tacting alumni. I encourage Jack to join us 
for Byfield 2000 to see for himself the con- 
tinuation of tradition, evidence of fiscal 
conservation and pursuit of excellence 
worthy of our support. T There were sev- 
eral communications last spring from 
Willy Nordzvind in Kalamazoo, MI. Willy 
continues to enjoy the practice of law. 
Older son Will is a legislative aide in 
Washington, D.C Daughter Julie was 
expecting a second child. Younger son 
Tim was completing freshman year at 
DePaul University in Chicago. Wife 
Thekla runs a travel agency in Kalamazoo. 
Willy promised to make our 45th. He 
honored that promise and made a lot of 
people happy in the process. ▼ During 
that weekend in Byfield, one of Willy's 
many stories was about our lost classmate 
Marshall Jones. Willy told of visiting 
Mexico during his army days and, most 
unexpectedly, running into Marshall play- 
ing trumpet in the band at a local estab- 
lishment. I would love to hear Marshall's 
version of this tale. ▼ Also at Reunion 
was Mai Robertson. Not only did we 
relive the "good old days"of senior year in 
adjacent rooms on Peirce I, but I learned 

The Archon - Fall 1995 33 

Class Notes 

that Mai's dad had been a close friend of 
Hoagy Carmichael, often sitting in for 
Hoagy on piano. I trust we all remember 
Star Dust, if not Bix. T Pete Yates had 
planned to be with us, but on the morning 
of June 9th his mother suffered a slight 
stroke in Virginia. After several trips back 
and forth, Pete is happy to report progress 
from hospital to nursing home to assisted 
living. On the other end of the genera- 
tional ladder, Pete's one-year-old grand- 
daughters are "both doing super." His 
parting comment was "Hope to see you 
all in 2000." T It should be noted that 
Dodge Morgan, now presiding over the 
Board of Trustees at GDA, attended his 
first alumni Reunion. You make us all a 
little prouder, Dodge, t Wife Emi and I 
had a great trip in August to the Pacific 
Northwest with our daughter, son-in-law 
and son. We did the national parks and 
other sights from San Francisco to Seattle 
and then visited Emi's mother and two 
brothers in Victoria and Vancouver. We 
even caught salmon. The down side was 
the late mailing of my letters to class- 
mates. The news you send will be in the 
winter Archon. I know your cards will 
soon be pouring in. 


Ted H. Barrows III 


136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Howard C. Reith, Jr. 


7 Appaloosa Lane 

South Hamilton, MA 


(508) 468-0203 

45th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

In July, we managed to pull off a mini- 
reunion as sort of a pre-game warm-up to 
our big 45th in June, 1996. I helped to 
arrange the charter of a 36-foot Grand 
Banks out of Falmouth for Gina and Bill 
Atwell, so they could escape the heat of 
San Antonio for a week or two (we had a 
record-breaking heat wave while they 
were here). Jackie and I joined the Atwells 
for a cruise to Block Island, where we met 
up with Carol and Bob Louttit for a nice 
visit at their beautifully restored house 
there. It had been 44 years since my two 
classmates had seen each other, but it was 
unanimously agreed that no one has 
changed. T Mai Davidson acknowledges 
that he is still working (modern medicine 
confirms that this is very healthy). Mai's 

Richard Marr '53 
Named to Hall of Fame 

Riclmrd T. "Lefty" Marr '53 
was feted at the Massachusetts State 
Hockey Coaches Association 23rd Annual 
Hall of Fame Dinner at Boston Garden 
last March in recognition of his 38 years 
of teaching and coaching. 

Marr, who was described in the 
event's program as "a child prodigy of 
the hockey world who stood between the 
pipes at Boston Latin, Governor Dummer 
Academy and Williams College," played 
for the Berlin, NH, Barons, the Needham 
Rockets, the Weymouth Hockey Club and 
the Brockton Wetzels the last of which he 
led to the 1959 world championships in 

During his teaching and coach- 
ing career, he has been on the staffs of 
eight hockey schools throughout the U.S. 
and Canada, and has been co-director of 
the Blue Hills Hockey School since 1973. 
He coached the Milton Academy boys ' 
hockey team for 23 years, compiling a 
record of 251-163-13. In 1980 he was 
named charge d 'affaire of the Norwegian 
hockey team during the 1980 Lake Placid 
Olympics. He served on the Board of 
Advisors of the Massachusetts High 
School Hockey Coaches Association from 
1972-80, and has been supervisor of offi- 
cials for the E.C.A.C. since 1987. 

youngest son is getting married in 
October, t As indicated in a previous col- 
umn, Ed Stockwell confirms the marriage 
of his daughter on July 1st and evidences 
a hope to write about a first grandchild 
next year. Ed will try to arrange his work- 
ing schedule so he can attend the 45th. ▼ 
I had a phone call with George Kirkham to 
confirm that he was happily relocated to 
Water Mill, Long Island. He had said in 
his card that Colorado is beautiful, but too 
far away. We plan to get together in New 
York soon. T Dave Bullock reports: 
"Lifestyle and work habits unchanged," 
and "although I think Mai Davidson is 
still retired, he 'works' just down the street 
from my office, so I could spy on him for 
some additional news if you will autho- 
rize." Also, he looks forward to the 
Reunion and challenges anyone in a tennis 
match, "assuming my back recovers in 
time." Obviously, an attempt to develop 
an early excuse just in case. T After three 
careers, the last 14 years as treasurer of a 
company in Amsterdam, NY, Ben 

Hawkins has retired and is enjoying six 
children and 11.9 grandchildren. He is 
spending the summer sailing the 
Thousand Islands and next winter will 
spend a month at his Killington town- 
house. Which month, Ben? T Yogi Wenz 
returned my phone call just in time to 
make this report, and it was great to hear 
from him. He and Dick Bittner keep in 
contact and both hope to return next June. 
Bob is still in the wine business and 
informs us that two of the best sellers are 
"Wild Irish Rose"and "Cisco," the best of 
the "Skid Row" wines. T As co-chair of 
our forthcoming Reunion, I was very 
pleased to receive a card and follow up 
phone call from Dave Pope. He and Bill 
Lacey have very graciously offered their 
homes for parties during the weekend, 
and I look forward to working with them 
and other volunteers to make this a mem- 
orable event (or happening, as the case 
may be). Dave and Sue will be spending 
several days in early September with 
Yolanda and Ken Bistany in Longboat 
Key. Please note the correct spelling, Ken. 
The editor misread my handwriting last 
time. T You'll be hearing from us soon 
about our 45th. 


Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 


5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617) 631-4785 

John Murdoch: "Now happily retired 
from merchant banking and will continue 
to live in 'Ol Blighty!" T David Powers: 
"Retired the end of December 1994 as VP 
of Institutional Resources at Colorado 
School of Mines. Still living in the grand 
state of Colorado-in Golden-but working 
as Senior Consulting VP. for the fund-rais- 
ing consultants, Grenzebach Gliep and 
Associates, Inc." T Noble Smith writes, 
"It has been many a decade since I have 
submitted any personal news, but nostal- 
gia, at times, does play a role in life when 
you get up a few years. Bertie and I, after 
many months of scouring the countryside, 
have purchased a small farm, and Bertie 
has opened Hummingbird Hill Flower 
and Perennial Farm in Upper Bucks 
County, PA. I have moved my 15-year-old 
consulting business for non-profit organi- 
zations to a newly renovated porch of the 
main house, a 200-year-old Bucks County 
stone farmhouse. What a wonderful way 
to enjoy two life-long interests both within 
30 steps of the other. We are both active 
birders, gardeners (obviously), grandpar- 
ents of seven, and we look forward to 

34 The Archon -Fall 1995 

many peaceful years near Quakertown, 
PA." ▼ Rob Smythe: "Presently building 
and restoring furniture in my workshop at 
home. Having lunch monthly with Bud 
Reith '51 . He is Professor-of-Note at 
Northshore Community College!" 


William C. Pinkham 
P.O. Box 369 
Glenmoore, PA 19343 
(610) 942-3273 

Jack Clifford sends best regards to all from 
N.Y.C., "Where murder is down, but so 
are co-op prices!" He says that business is 
improving, and that he doesn't miss the 
luxurious languor of Palm Beach at all. 
(Just wait until our repeat of the winter of 
'94.) He hopes to attend the next big GDA 
Reunion, but will have to find someone to 
wheel up with. (No problem, Jack.) T 
John Hall writes, "Now that I have had a 
good number of body parts replaced, I'm 
as good as I was at graduation. But then 
again, some would say I wasn't good 
then." Sounds like John got caught in a 
sale at a Midas Muffler shop. As I recall, 
John was in good shape at graduation, but 
many of us got bent out of shape at the 
party that evening. In fact, there's a 
rumor that one of our classmates was 
recently seen trying to get up the down 
escalator at the Framingham Mall. ▼ Carl 
Gibbs recently visited Zion & Bryce 
National Parks and says the hiking in Zion 
is great. He also says, "Work and play go 
well." T Sue and I are off to Colorado and 
Wyoming in August for hiking and family 
and to scout the real estate market. Had 
lunch with Harvey Towvim on our way 
down from our vacation in New 
Hampshire. He was tanned, healthy and 
full of energy and ideas. If any of you 
think that life is dull and boring at the age 
of 59 or 60, you should talk to Harvey. 
He'll put some high test in your tank. By 
the way, we do work between vacations.... 
Our best to all of you. Just remember, it 
won't be long before you're entitled to 
senior citizen discounts. 


Michael B. Smith 


1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 

George O. Gardner III 


53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 


James Dean III 


13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 


(207) 384-9184 

40th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 


Lyman A. Cousens III 


4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 

Three Inducted 

Into Lax Hall of Fame 

Three men with connections to 
Governor Dummer Academy — Richard 
L. Corrigan, G. Heberton Evans HI and 
Eugene Bouley '57 — were inducted into 
the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame 
in June. 

Evans, who died in 1985, is a 
New England prep school lacrosse legend. 
He played lacrosse at the Gilman School 
in Baltimore and at Princeton University, 
and coached lacrosse at GDA from 1956 
through 1984. He zoas considered one of 
the premier intellects of the game. His 
book Lacrosse Fundamentals, which he 
co-wrote xoith GDA master teacher and 
coach Bob Anderson, continues to be read 
today. Three former captains of the GDA 
lacrosse team — Brian Noyes '76, Chris 
Stafford '80 and Bob Low '82 — were pre- 
sent to accept the award on Evans' 

Bouley, who zvas coached by 
Evans, played at Brown University and 
went on to spend 32 years teaching and 
coaching at Winchester High School. 
With a career record of 215-150-2, 
Bouley 's lacrosse squads qualified for the 
state tournament nine times, winning the 
state championship in 1971. That same 
year, Bouley was chosen "National High 
School Coach of the Year. " 

Corrigan, GDA's lacrosse coach 
for the past two years, was an all-state 
high school player in Maryland and an 
All- American at the University of 
Maryland. After an illustrious career 
coaching at Yale University and the U.S. 
Naval Academy, as assistant director of 
athletics at the University of 
Pennsylvania and a seven-year stint as 
chair of the United States Inter- 
collegiate Lacrosse Association, Corrigan 
retired to Newburyport, MA. 

Carl Blyth, one of '57's "missing in 
action"classmates, has surfaced growing 
orchids in his basement in Sudbury, MA. 
While "missing," Carl was doing mission- 
ary work in Rwanda. Carl found Pak 
Jackson, also listed as missing, but we do 
not know what Pak is growing in his base- 
ment. T My threat to expose a classmate's 
third marriage to his daughter's high 
school chum brought forth a terrific letter 
from Tom Chalfant who had no reason for 
alarm, having never married. That has 
nothing to do with the fact that he roomed 
with your class secretary in 1955-56. Tom 
has taught at Alabama State College for 25 
years, is in the company of a terrific signif- 
icant other and underwent a transforma- 
tion from liberal to conservative long 
before the world was Newt-erd. ▼ Geoff 
Pitts, our most reliable correspondent and 
itinerant golfer, acknowledges he is the 
Tennessee Ernie Ford of '57, another year 
older and deeper in debt. He sure ain't 
unique! T Ned Stone is still conducting 
applications of infrared for the Navy. 
Winning the Moody Kent Latin Prize in 
'55 and graduating from Yale has pro- 
vided Ned with a unique insight on the 
quality of Pacific Northwest beers, as you 
might expect. Red Hook is now building 
a brewery in New Hampshire, so we folks 
back east can enjoy it too! 


Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 


238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 

Dave Cox reports that he has been chief 
psychologist at Ohio's Maximum Security 
Penitentiary since 1991. This also hap- 
pened to be where inmates rioted on 
Easter Sunday in 1993 for 11 days and 
killed nine inmates and one guard. But 
life is not all stress for Dave and Gaylene; 
they live on the Ohio river and enjoy boat- 

On behalf of Heb: Former GDA lacrosse captains 
Chris Stafford '80, Brian Noyes '76 and Bob Low 
'82, accept an award commemorating the induction 
of the late GDA master teacher and lacrosse coach 
Heb Evans into the New England Lacrosse Hall of 

The Archon- Fall 1995 35 

Class Notes 

ing between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh in 
a 35-foot cabin cruiser. ▼ Toto Hunt 
reports that he recently saw Steve 
Houghton at their 40th grammar school 
reunion and promised each other that they 
would meet at GDA for our 40th in 1998. 
Toto was still proficient at golf, usually 
scoring in the mid 70's. ▼ Demi Reed 
checked in to report that his real estate 
business is doing quite well and is cer- 
tainly much more fun than it was a few 
years ago. Demi is still paying tuitions 
with one son at the University of Denver 
and another just out of the U.S. Army 
Rangers and looking towards college. T 
Demi also provided a news clipping 
regarding Joe Montgomery and 
Cannondale Corp., a top-of-the-line bicy- 
cle company. Joe started the company in 
1971, selling biking accessories, and in 
1982 began manufacturing high quality 
bicycles. Joe's company now produces 50 
models, has gross sales of about $100 mil- 
lion and continues to grow rapidly. From 
the newspaper photo, Joe obviously rides 
himself, because he looks to be in excellent 
physical condition. Hopefully, we will 
hear from Joe himself for the next 
Archon. T Ken Weene is still writing nov- 
els and still looking for publishers. His 
wife Roz is doing quite well in her art 
career and has been invited to show in 
Copenhagen this coming year, when it 
will be the "cultural capital" of Europe, t 
Major surprise! Fred Sayles reported in 
that he spent much of June in Siberia, try- 
ing to straighten out the aftermath of a 
tragedy. This was in conjunction with 
Fred's work at the Woods Hole 
Oceanographic Institute. Fred also reports 
that he is heading down the home stretch 
in the college tuition department. ▼ 
Richard Morse sent in word that he is still 
at the Tenwek Hospital in Kenya where he 
and his wife were visited by their daugh- 
ter Elizabeth during the summer months, 
and then their son Richard Jr. spent three 
months working at the hospital as part of 
his elective training for his fourth year at 
Indiana University School of Medicine. 
Daughter Joy this past spring graduated 
from Asbury College, while Rick gradu- 
ated from medical school a week later. 
Richard reports that it is hard to believe 
that he has now spent over 26 years with 
the World Gospel Mission servicing the 
spiritual and medical needs of his patients 
at Tenwek Hospital. It has been very 
rewarding for Richard to see so many of 
his patients recover from Malaria and 
other dreaded diseases, but it continues to 
be a sad experience that so many continue 
to die because of shortages of hospital 
beds, medicines and medical personnel. ▼ 

Finally, Jay Higgins has been leading a 
very active life. Jay is an avid boater, pho- 
tographer and international traveler, and 
has combined his interests and skills to 
develop numerous illustrated lectures on 
various aspects of antique and classic 
boating around the world. He is a mem- 
ber of the yachting committee of the 
Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT, 
and is an international past president of 
the Antique and Classic Boat Society, an 
organization comprised of over 5,000 col- 
lectors and restorers of wooden boats built 
before World War II. With our 40th 
Reunion coming up in just a few years, 
perhaps our Reunion Committee should 
make sure that Jay shows up at the 
Reunion with one of his presentations in 
hand. It sounds very interesting. T I am 
looking forward to hearing from many 
more classmates during the coming 


Mirick Friend 


50 Dorset Road 

Newton, MA 02168 

(617) 965-0552 

Peter Sherin writes and asks the question, 
"Why did I keep looking at the end of The 
Archon for Class Notes and then work 
back to the beginning of the section to find 
our class? It is a bit unsettling, but so is 
looking at being 60 and celebrating our 
next GDA Reunion (40th). The reality 
nudges, jangles and smiles at just about 
everything." As the owner of a successful, 
long-standing local grocery store in 
Beverly, MA, he has joined with a citizen 
group to fend off the attempts of giant 
Stop & Shop to build a super store on 20 
acres of waterfront property. He wonders 
when the chain stopped doing things for 
the community and started doing things to 
it. T Geoff Lewis (Washington, D.C.) 
informs us that he has bought and reno- 
vated a house right around the corner 
from his prior home. ("Downsizing now 
that the kids are grown up.") He is look- 
ing forward to possible retirement in late 
1996. I guess this will be a whole new cat- 
egory to write about in our notes. ▼ Roy 
Nash has finished up a stint in an MCI 
joint venture with British Telecom and is 
now V.P. of Internal Audit at MCI. The 
march of time has brought the death of his 
father and aunt. Being co-executor of both 
estates has taught him that estate tax law 
makes the "most complicated Form 1040 
look like child's play." He has not been 
traveling lately as has been his custom; 
rather, he and his wife enjoy their beach- 
front condo in Naples, t Ferg Jansen tells 

us that he has left Hop Brook restaurant 
and started Tyee Management Associates, 
which offers consulting services to 
owner/operators in the food and beverage 
industry. He is also president of the 400- 
member Simsbury (CT) Chamber of 
Commerce and is fighting to maintain the 
excellent school system in the town. His 
wife Linda is with American Airlines. 
Sara (eldest) is in her second year at Sloan 
Graduate School of Health Administration. 
Emily is in junior high and Caroline is a 
fifth-grader. He forces himself "to run six 
out of seven days so I don't have to buy 
clothes. If I drag after 30 minutes or so, I 
fantasize that Fred Huntress is about to 
pass me. This allows me to complete the 
loop in speedy fashion." t Walter 
Cannon wrote a most informative letter. 
Of their children, the eldest is working 
with a small airline in Tucson and hopes to 
be a pilot. Next child is studying medicine 
in England and is married to an English 
pathologist. Third child is a senior at 
UC/ Davis, and the fourth is a junior at 
Harvard and flies airplanes and gliders. 
His wife Irene is one of five doctors in the 
Stanford University health center and 
loves the students. "My life gets more and 
more complicated daily" He maintains a 
busy practice in general and thoracic 
surgery at Stanford Medical Center; 
recently promoted to Associate Chief of 
Staff in charge of credentialing. He contin- 
ues to fly a 15-meter wingspan competi- 
tion glider. In addition, he has restored a 
1945 Piper Cub he found hanging from a 
restaurant ceiling and a 1947 Schweizer 
glider he found abandoned and for which 
he won a prize for "best restored" at the 
International Vintage Glider meet in 
Elmira, NY, this summer. 

Sabbatical in the sun: GDA Associate Director of 
Athletics Bob Anderson (right) and his wife Sally 
catch up with Bob Fullerton '63 in Bermuda. 
Anderson was on a GDA-sponsored sabbatical in June. 

36 The Archon -Falll 995 


John C. Elwell 


266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 


(508) 462-8749 

Larry Martin reports that he has been 
appointed Elliot Professor of English at 
Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. 
This honor recognizes excellence in schol- 
arship and teaching. Congratulations, 
Larry! ▼ Greg Meyer writes, "Have 
changed course again to realign myself." 
Greg just completed one semester at 
Florida Southern College majoring in biol- 
ogy with a minor in chemistry. He will 
graduate in December of 1996 with a B.S. 
in science. Keep up the good work, 
Greg! ▼ Murray Mathews has moved to 
16 Philips Pond, South Natick, MA. He, 
along with his sons, has been "Porsche 
driving" at the New Hampshire 
International Speedway and Connecticut's 
Lime Rock. Murray is still working at 
NitroMed. Murray, yours truly is one 
classmate who would love to take a spin 
around the track in a Porsche. T Not 
much news this time from my classmates. 
Must be the summer vacation. Hope to 
hear from you next time. Remember, if 
you are in Newburyport, the porch light is 
on for you. 


J. Stephen Sawyer 


3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 


(717) 732-3908 

,lass Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Booth blood finally returns to Governor 
Dummer when John Peter Booth, Alan 
Booth's nephew, enrolls as a junior this 
fall. T Phil Teuscher, ever-traveling the 
globe, is heading to France on a yacht- 
hunting expedition. T I gained another 
grandchild in April when my daughter 
Julie gave birth to a baby girl Cassandra. 
Mother and daughter are fine and, along 
with two-year-old Sarah, visited us for 
two weeks in June. 


Thomas S. Tobey 


59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

T. Burke Leahey 


160 King Caesar Road 

Duxbury, MA 02332 

(617) 934-6263 

My first cast into the class waters for some 
news yielded a response from John 
Tarbell. It seems that John has a new lease 
on life with the birth of daughter Elizabeth 
(Liza), eight months ago. John says that 
becoming a father has "taught me 
much. ..about life." Getting a late start has 
not diminished the joy he and his wife 
Anne are having with their daughter. 
John also reports having been in touch 
with Steve Kasnet and Tim McNally. He 
saw Peter Butler in Boston last May. ▼ 
On my trip East, I stopped in Philadelphia 
to visit with Chris Ferris. Although we 
hadn't seen each other for 33 years, Chris 
and I discovered that we shared several 
experiences. Principal among these was a 
tour of duty in Vietnam. Chris now has 
three children and lives with his wife in a 
row house near the University of 
Pennsylvania. What a thrill it was to see 
an old friend after such a long hiatus. T 
An eight-year-old promise was fulfilled 
this week. I received a package from Bob 
James in the mail today. Although I had- 
n't remembered, Bob had taken some pic- 
tures at our 25th Reunion in 1987. 
Apparently, he had promised to send me 
copies. He kindly made large reproduc- 
tions for all who attended, and they will 
be distributed soon. What a great sur- 
prise, Bob. Thanks. 


Peter P. Morrin 


1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

It is no surprise that the Class of '63 are 
great letter-writers. Our yearbook proves 
that in our day the Literary Club was one 
of the biggest things on campus. T Don 
Connelly reports that he really is 
employed by the Putnam Companies in 
Boston, that his daughter is a law school 
graduate and that he has been single again 
for many years. ▼ Don visited Australia 
in the past year, as did Peter Coburn, who 
relates that, "Outside of Cairns I was 
stalked by a cassowary, a six-foot bird 
with a mean disposition known for its 
ferocious attacks on humans. I couldn't 
help but reflect on my possible obituary in 
The Archon -'Coburn '63 killed by Big 
Bird!'" According to classmates' postcards, 
Peter did it all, including snorkeling on 
the Great Barrier Reef. ▼ Bob Fullerton 
considers himself outclassed by Peter, who 
now has gone to all the continents, includ- 
ing Antarctica, according to Bob. No 
mean saver of air mileage points himself, 
Bob went to New Zealand for a great 
three-week vacation last February. He 
writes, "For those of you who haven't 
been there, New Zealand is a marvelous 
combination of the golden grassy hills of 

In character: Reverend Al Chase '65 is found in 
repose, as well as in costume, while performing a 
song from Fiddler On the Roof during the 
Annual Reunion Weekend Alumni/ae Glee Club 

California, the sky-blue waters and white 
sandy beaches of the Caribbean, the snow- 
capped jagged peaks of Colorado, the jun- 
gles of Central America, the glaciers and 
fiords of Scandinavia, and the stoneblock 
buildings and cathedrals of England. 
Every city of any size has a 'Queen's 
Garden'-an elaborate display of many 
varieties of roses, marigolds, pansies and 
numerous other unknowns. All this on 
two islands totaling roughly the same size 
as the state of Colorado with a population 
of 3.6 million (again, roughly the same as 
Colorado) plus 80,000,000 sheep!" Bob 
sees Dr. J. Forbes Farmer regularly in the 
winter, who stops over on his way back 
from skiing trips with is son Seth. Seth 
spent the Spring '95 semester studying in 
London. Bob had three major GDA- 
related events this past summer: First, 
and most importantly, younger son Brett 
graduated cum laude, exploding the myth 
that intelligence has anything to do with 
genetic inheritance. Second, in June, Bob 
got together with Bob and Sally Anderson 
in Bermuda, where Bob was enjoying a 
GDA faculty sabbatical to study marine 
biology, examining the calcium content 
and acid-neutralizing ability of coral sand. 
Thirdly, Bob and Sally Anderson got 
together with Bob and Cindi Fullerton in 
New Hampshire plus Jeff Ellis and his 

The Archon - Fall 1995 37 

Class Notes 

nine-year-old daughter Molly later in the 
summer for a day of tubing and water-ski- 
ing. Jeff had an extended Boston layover. 
Aren't airline pilots disgusting? T I also 
had a very long and informative letter from 
Bob McGilvary, who is a planner/urban 
designer for the Vancouver Planning 
Department. He sent me an article on a 
really remarkable city park he created. Bob 
and his British wife have a 12-year-old boy 
and a 10-year-old girl. He is doing great 
things and deserves a long column to his 
work alone. T Not to be outdone by the 
other Bobs, Bob Mann reports on a move to 
a new home 300 yards from the ocean in 
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. In response to the 
modest Connelly bio that was mailed to 
classmates, Bob reports that he took his 
daughter Skylar's pre-school class to Africa 
on his private jet for a photo safari. Has 
GDA ever had another class like ours? ▼ 
Your correspondent isn't going anyplace 
exotic in the next four years since his son 
has just started a Lamborghini-priced 
sequence of undergraduate study at 



H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 


85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617) 662-2588 

Kenneth A. Linberg 


6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

(805) 685-1868 

Our 30th Reunion-blessed by gorgeous 
By field weather and sustained by the return 
of 15 classmates and their loved 
ones-proved to be a wonderful and mem- 
ory-rich, if all too brief, occasion. It was an 
uplifting confluence of familiar and delight- 
ful characters. For those of you unable to 
attend, it's never too early to seriously con- 
sider coming to our next Reunion by which 
time we all shall have breezed past our 50th 
birthdays! The Reunion weekend officially 
began on Friday, June 9 with a cocktail 
party /reception in the James Duncan 
Phillips Library recently added off the 
southeastern corner of the Cobb room. In 
this impressively handsome and well- 
appointed setting, Bob and Sally Anderson 
proved warm and gracious hosts to us, as 
well as the Old Guard and the classes of 
1955 and 1960. Arriving rather late after 
having finally secured lodging across the 
Merrimack in Salisbury, Chester Parasco 
and I found the party in progress. Already 


Hostesses: Joan Alfond (Mrs. Bill Alfond '67) 
shares a moment with Dottie Bragdon during the 
reception in the Alfonds ' Boston home. GDA 
alumni/ae and parents convened at the Alfonds' 
before attending GDA Night at the Boston Pops. 

deep in animated conversations were class 
V.P. Scott Magrane, Sue and Al Chase, 
Jerie Larsen and Dudley Glover, Liz and 
Dave Sullivan, Tony Knapp, Karen and 
Mark Starr, Eric Shepard, John Haydon 
with daughter Nora, and fellow 
Californians, Alex Brody and Jeff Kane, 
the latter grinning mischievously while 
toting a video camera. Wonderful seeing 
old friends! Great socializing, much catch- 
ing up! So much so in fact that even when 
called to the Jacob Dining Hall for dinner, 
lively conversations continued en route. 
Once there, we commandeered a few 
tables off to one side, pushed them 
together with the self-assuredness of those 
who have come home to roost, and roost 
we did! The well-attended buffet was 
nicely laid out, with food and drink all too 
tempting and plentiful. I feared that I 
might need to be physically restrained 
from returning an obscene number of 
times to the seemingly inexhaustible 
mound of steamed Ipswich clams and 
molten butter that kept calling out to me 
across the evening! The pace of the dinner 
for all attendees was unrushed and 
relaxed. Through it all, the Class of'65 
talked on a matrix of mirth and merri- 
ment, much of which was videotaped for 
posterity by the ubiquitous Dr. Kane, and 
thankfully so! Long after dessert had been 
savored, and the other Reunion classes 
had moseyed off to the various Class par- 
ties at assorted venues across campus, the 
Class of '65 opted to stay put. When 
finally nudged out of the Dining Hall by 
the very patient crew of student volun- 
teers, we lingered still in the Phillips 
entryway, where the evening and conver- 
sations wound down-not, however, with- 
out a final irrepressible flourish of 
Greasies just for old times' sake! Saturday 
presented more events, not the least of 
which was the Glee Club concert in 
Moseley Chapel in which Al Chase's 

many talents were again showcased. 
Saturday found additional classmates pre- 
sent: Brad Dorsey, Annie Morton and 
Sandy and Bill Russell. Following the 
concert, luncheon was served where once 
again tables were pushed together to 
accommodate most, if not all, of us in an 
animated cluster. Indeed, certain of our 
luncheon attendees were still visiting with 
one another at these tables up to 5:15 p.m. 
when it was time to migrate to the 
Pescosolido Field House patio to join the 
other classes for a cocktail party and photo 
sessions. (The Field House is a truly 
impressive facility, for those of you who 
have not seen it!) The first GDA Dinner 
and Dancing Extravaganza in the Alumni 
Gymnasium-replete with multiple, 
amply-stocked food and drink stations, 
together with the talented dance band, 
Topaz-turned out to be a great success-a 
fitting finale for fellow classmates and 
their loved ones as Reunion '95 drew to a 
close. T Given this overview of the week- 
end, I gratefully include the following 
vignettes and observations submitted by 
our new Class Agent (and Video 
Archivist), Jeff Kane: "Contrary to all 
expectations, Dave Sullivan, accompanied 
by Elizabeth, did not run the Pie Race, and 
instead compared notes with Eric Shepard 
regarding who has had more arthroscopic 
knee surgeries. Dudley Glover, 
undaunted as ever, with partner Jerie, 
showed the other classes a step or two on 
the dance floor. Not that Mark Starr and 
Karen didn't have some smooth moves of 
their own, whilst John Haydon an daugh- 
ter Nora (a GDA '00-as in 2000!-hopeful) 
also put on a show. Scott Magrane arrived 
Friday, but left Saturday afternoon, appar- 
ently in an effort to pull ahead of Eric 
Shepard in the most-frequent-flyer-miles 
category. Eric presumably regained the 
lead the following Wednesday with 
another trip to Paris. Speaking of which, 
Faisal Al-Qatami is said to be residing in 
the City of Love, but no confirmed sight- 
ings have been reported. Brad Dorsey 
made an appearance Saturday afternoon, 
and Arnie Morton arrived in time for the 
evening festivities. Ken Linberg arrived in 
Bean Town several days in advance, no 
doubt to fortify himself for the event, and 
remained in the area several days after, no 
doubt to recover. Chet Parasco upheld the 
dignity of our class, despite efforts by 
some to revive a '65 mainstay: i.e., 
Greasies: The Next Generation. Lex 
Brody made the trek from California, man- 
aging to arrive in Byfield driving a car 
with New York license plates. Tony 
Knapp managed the trek to Byfield from 

38 The Archon - Fall 1995 

Newbury. A fiddler from rooftop New 
York, who had an uncanny resemblance to 
Al Chase, appeared in the Glee Club per- 
formance, and was at other times seen in 
the company of Susan Chase. And-can 
you believe it?— Bill Russell came out of 
retirement! Not only that, but also accom- 
panied by wife Sandy who is EDD 
October 16! (More to follow.) No Shows: 
In '90, it was rumored that Nicksie was en 
route from Maine in an antique car. The 
car must be quite antiquated, as it has not 
yet been sighted in By field. If it doesn't 
arrive by the next go-round, a search-and- 
rescue team will be formed. Henry opted 
out to attend a wedding-not his own-as 
verified by Bart (faxed copy of invite is on 
file at Newsweek). The Little Giraffe also 
opted out and instead attended the com- 
mencement of Worcester Academy, where 
he is Headmaster. Frilly and son are 
rumored to have set a GDA record for 
most golf courses and pubs visited in 
Scotland, and apparently missed the turn 
to Byfield on their flight back to Santa 
Barbara. Brownie, previously considered 
the Iron Man of Reunions, saw his atten- 
dance streak end, possibly having been 
diverted by a visit to Maine's infamous 
Roadkill Cafe, or else having hitched a 
ride with Nicksie. Next Reunion: can it 
really be in 2000? Val Wilkie has "cor- 
dially invited" everyone to attend. 
Respectfully submitted by Jeff Kane, 
newly elected Class Agent-the conse- 
quence of leaving the room when a voting 
quorum is present. Beware, for some day, 
when you least expect it, your phone may 
ring, or you may hear a knock at your 
door, and someone may say, 'What have 
you done for GDA, lately?' " ▼ Our 
thanks, Jeff, for all your efforts on behalf 
of the Reunion, before, during and after! 
We know that the post of Class Agent is in 
yet another pair of hard working hands. I 
know I speak for us all when acknowledg- 
ing and expressing our collective gratitude 
to Craig Johnson for 10 strong and enthu- 
siastic years of service as Class Agent. 
Personally, it has been a joy working with 
another who has such appreciation and 
devotion to the Academy. Freed of these 
former responsibilities, I have high hopes 
of seeking his help in extracting news 
from the rest of you-not an easy task, but 
a very worthwhile one.... In closing, I can 
only attempt to convey the shock and sad- 
ness we have felt learning of the death of a 
very special and unique member of our 
class, /. Borden Anderson. We shall miss 

James H. Hallas '70 Has 
Two New Books 

Prolific author James H. Hallas 
'70 has had two non-fiction books, both 
on war history, published in the past year. 

The Devil's Anvil: The 
Assault on Peleliu is an account of the 
U.S. 1st Marine Division's assault on an 
obscure coral island 500 miles east of the 
Phillipines during World War II. The sec- 
ond volume, Squandered Victory, con- 
cerns the American 1st Army at St. 
Mihiel in World War I. 

Hallas, who lives in Portland, 
CT, with his wife Deborah and their two 
sons, is the publisher of The 
Glastonbury Citizen and The 
Rivereast News Bulletin in 
Glastonbury, CT. Both books were pub- 
lished by Praeger Books. 


Bennett H. Beach 


7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 


Secretary Needed 

30th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

David Hartz: "A year ago I moved from 
North Carolina to southern California to 
join the Jesus Film Project. Am involved 
in the training and equipping of teachers 
in the former Soviet Union and Eastern 
Europe on how to teach the curriculum 
'Morality & Ethics-A Foundation to 
Society' It is a Judeo-Christian curricu- 
lum, and we have trained over 30,000 
teachers in the last three-and-a-half years 
in ten countries." T Jim Keeler: "My wife 
Regina and I moved to the Chadd's Ford 
area of SE Pennsylvania last fall. I am 
now working for Himont, the largest man- 
ufacturer of polypropylene ("plastic") 
resin, as Market Development Manager 
for their catalloy business venture. We are 
looking forward to enjoying the many cul- 
tural attractions in the Philadelphia/ 
Wilmington area." T Michael Little: 
"Just finished up a Master of Science in 
Environment Administration through 
Autioch New England Graduate School, 
Keene, NH." T Jack Trickey: "Had a 
busy summer traveling to exotic places 
like Butte, MT, and Worlund, WY, and 
some fun spots such as Seattle and 
Denver. Keep drinking that Hawaiian 
Punch. Will be starting an addition to the 
barn in September. Children are growing 
and all is well in Pelham, MA." 

Bill Alfond reports that his son Reis has 
made the Soccer National Olympic 
Development Team for the under-15 set, 
meaning he's one of the top 100 players 
born in 1980. T You may not have 
thought much of Rich Brayton's room in 
Phillips II, but Interiors magazine has 
named Rich "Designer of the Year"for 
1996. He is now competing for work on 
the new U.S. Embassy in Berlin. T 
August 28 was the due date for Stanley 
Greenberg's next child. Meanwhile, 
daughter Forest has begun high school. 
Congratulations can be e-mailed to 766- T Jay Marsh 
will be doing a lot of the work himself on 
a new house he and Charlene are building 
in Little Rock. When he's done with that 
project, Jay plans to get back to work on 
restoration of a 1967 Jaguar roadster. Jay's 
real job is economic consulting; lawyers 
hire him to testify to money damages. ▼ 
PhotoShop and some of the other desktop 
publishing software produced by Adobe 
Systems is tested by Web Pearce, working 
out of San Jose. Web's e-mail address is t Bradlee's went 
into Chapter 11 in July, but Phil Finn is 
working away trying to help right the 
ship. He and his family are very happy to 
be living in Hingham, Rich Crawford's 
former stomping grounds, and they got 
out in the sailboat, with a cooler full of 
Moxie, as often as possible last summer, t 
Mick Doolittle's athletic genes passed. 
All three daughters are making their 
marks in sports, as well as in Girl Scout 
activities and in the classroom. T Don 
Gay nailed down two honors in 1995: 
Man of the Year for Michigan (voted by 
U.S. Lacrosse Association) and Michigan 
Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Don is a vet- 
eran coach at University of Detroit Jesuit 
High School. He continues to sing and 

The Headmaster: Peter W. Bragdon engages Justin 
Alfond, son of hosts ]oan and Bill Alfond '67, dur- 
ing the pre-Pops reception at the Alfonds ' home. 
Joining them at center is Parents' Fund co-Chair 
Judy Gore P '95 '97. 

The Archon- Fall 1995 39 

Class Notes 

play guitar, mostly with church-based 
organizations, and he is a program analyst 
for Chrysler. Don has to help make sure 
the right parts get to the right plants at the 
right time. T The bank merger and acqui- 
sition frenzy sweeping the nation blew 
into Stuart, FL, and George Swift now 
works for Bank of America. Same duties, 
same title. George and family recently 
moved from Stuart to nearby Palm City. ▼ 
The Texas years are over for Fred 
Burchsted. He has left the University of 
Texas for his North Shore homeland and 
can now be found in Salem. More news 
later. ▼ Another big move: Keith Adolph, 
from the Atlanta area back to San Mateo, 
CA. Forget any plans you had to visit 
Keith during the Olympics. Details to fol- 
low. T Bill Haggerty is a director of the 
International Precious Metals Institute, 
and Art Sager's course helped him handle 
presentation of a paper on derivatives and 
precious metals. Son Michael (5' 10" and 
still on the way up) is a lineman on the 
high school freshman team, and he and 
Bill spent a week last summer canoeing on 
the Saco River in Maine. ▼ Ben Beach's 
Boston Marathon streak is still alive. He 
completed his 28th in a row in 2:39 (172nd 
place) and is now preparing for the 100th 
marathon in April. 


Carl F. Spang, Jr. 


55 Wiswall Road 

Durham, NH 03824 

(603) 659-5936 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 


Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401) 849-4900 

Nat Follansbee writes that he was married 
(second time around) in July in Millbrook, 
NY, where his bride Sally lives with her 
three children. She is a teacher at 
Dutchess Day School, while Nat remains 
Director of Development at Loomis 
Chaffee in Windsor, CT. Nat had two sons 
from his first marriage, so together it 
sounds like the Brady Bunch, t Rick 
Robins recently bought into a fast-grow- 
ing pine furniture business and is 
involved as Operations Manager on both 
the production and administrative side. 
His four-year-old son Eric continues to be 
the "best thing in my life." ▼ Jon 
Williams and his wife Mary made their 
annual pilgrimage east to Connecticut 
from Denver for some serious water-ski- 
ing. In a counter-trend move, they bought 

Faraway gathering: Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon, Academic Dean Brian P. Lenane '72, Director of 
Development Karen McGinley and GDA friends, family and alumni join host Paitoon Maneepaiwj '74 (sixth 
from right) at a GDA reception in Bangkok, Thailand this spring. Included in this photograph are Punjaporn 
Chotechurangkool P'98 with daughter "Nick" (fourth and fifth from left) and Pongsatorn Suksangium '81 and 
Manit Suwathep '75 (fourth and fifth from right). 

a piece of property in Connecticut for an 
eventual vacation home; this, while every- 
one else is moving to Colorado! In 
between bouts of work now and then, Jon 
was also recently spotted sailing off San 
Diego in July. ▼ Jack Connelly writes that 
his biggest news is the arrival of his 
daughter Sophie in November, who joins 
two older brothers Alex (eight) and Silas 
(six). Soccer continues to be a family affair 
for Jack as he and his wife Terri co-coach 
their two sons' soccer teams, and both 
play on a co-ed adult team and on indi- 
vidual men's and women's teams. On a 
recent trip back home, Jack and family 
also got to spend some time with Billy 
Clyde and his wife Kathy at a soccer 
workshop in Chicago. ▼ Gary Martin has 
four children and an expanding orthope- 
dic practice to keep him busy. In keeping 
with the medical profession's tradition of 
conventions, he expects to escape to Rome 
this fall for this year's outing. T Ned 
Lattime has just been promoted to 
Professor of Medicine in the Division of 
Neoplastic Diseases at the Thomas 
Jefferson Medical College. He has also 
been appointed to a national scientific 
review panel for the American Cancer 
Society. ▼ Sheldon Sacks has given up 
plans for opening a dental clinic next to 
every McDonald's on the globe, and has 
begun doing what he should have done 
years ago: coach a baseball team! Except 
in this case, it's softball for his eight-year- 
old daughter. He can now understand 
how Many Sargent went bald prema- 

turely. Shel's golf game continues to teeter 
on the edge of single-digit handicap, but 
he is looking for a lesson or two from Tim 
Tenney to bring his score permanently 
lower. Shel, as if he hasn't got enough 
snow in upstate New York, headed off to 
Colorado and Vermont to ski with his 
three children, Dylan (three), Rachel (five) 
and Samantha (eight). Shel looks great 
these days in stretch pants. ▼ Jeff Gordon 
adds that number one daughter Meredith 
graduated magna cum laude from Groton 
last year, and was the captain of the (New 
England champion) field hockey and 
lacrosse teams. She will be going to Yale 
this fall. Number two daughter Hope will 
be a sophomore this fall at Groton, where 
she is continuing the same athletic tradi- 
tion, playing both varsity field hockey and 
varsity lacrosse as a freshman. She and 
her sister had fun assisting each other on 
the attack. My son Brooks will be a sev- 
enth-grader at our school here in 
Newport, where I have been President of 
the Board of Trustees for the last eight 
years. I find myself at GDA often and am 
very excited about the projects our Board 
is tackling in the form of two new build- 
ings. ▼ I have seen John O'Leary recently 
on a trip to Newport to watch the U.S. 
Amateur Golf Tournament played here 
this summer. T Also, David Forbes and 
his wife Julie have been down to visit in 
Newport to consult on some landscape 
design they have been doing at our house 
over the years. 

40 The Archon - Fall 1995 


J. Randall Whitney III 


65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 

Edgar S. Catlin III 


45 Meadowbrook Road 

Brunswick, ME 04011 

(207) 729-3488 

25th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

William Litchfield writes, "Business has 
been growing. I'm President of 
Litchfield's Enterprises, which presently 
owns Litchfield's, a popular restaurant, 
and have plans on developing a function 
facility to accommodate the area." 



Geoffrey A. Durham 


504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 

Richard J. Love 


23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 

Pamela J.M. Toner 


223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 

I hope everyone had a fun summer. It 
sure was beach weather! ▼ Courtney 
Wang came north from Dallas for some 
cooler weather with his daughter An 
Rhiel, now three years old. He has started 
his own internet provider company called 
Online Today and he can be reached via e- 
mail at ▼ Jim 
Leighton writes that he is still living in 
Westford, MA. He and Adrian are sailing 
out of Beverly, MA, and they celebrated 
their son Tyler's first birthday on May 5th. 
Tyler started sailing at four weeks old! T 
If you are in the Stamford, CT, area, Tom 
Huff smith invites you to visit. He moved 
from Pennsylvania to Connecticut a week 
before Christmas last year and is still with 
Lasalle Advisors in New York. His pro- 
jects include the Times Square redevelop- 
ment and hotel investment /asset 
management. He can be reached at work 
at (212) 503-1599. T Please welcome our 
unofficial Reunion chairman for our 25th 
gala bash-Tim Statler. Thank you, Tim 
for sending photos and assuming the role. 
Mark your calendars, June 11 & 12, 1999. 
Be there! 


Secretary Needed 

Dirk Lyons: "I'm back in N. Woodstock, 
NH, installing hydronic heat systems and 
plumbing. Love being back up north!" T 
Richard O'Leary: "After 14 years with J. 
Walter Thompson, I am off to McCann 
Erickson, another leading advertising 
agency, to run the AT&T account. We now 
live in Riverside, CT-a wonderful town. 
Timmy is four-and-a-half and Sarah is 
two." T Bud Rice: "I am now living in 
Portland, OR, having been promoted to 
engineering manager of U.S. West 
Cellular's Oregon region. The rest of my 
family is still in Seattle, and I drive home 
on weekends." 


Carol Ann Goldberg- 



301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212) 410-1781 

Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 


Carolyn L. Borwick 


271 Summer Avenue 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617) 942-7855 

Ginny (Sutton) Hundley and her family 
have just moved into their new home, 
which they had built. She and her chil- 
dren spent the summer on Thompson 
Lake in Poland, ME, and she'll be back to 
teaching aerobics this fall. Her son Tyler 
starts kindergarten this fall. T Shelly 
(Miller) Daigle and her husband cele- 
brated their fourth wedding anniversary 
in August. She is still enjoying her work 
at Mass General Hospital. T 
Congratulations to Beth Kannan and her 
husband Jim Spiegelman on the birth of 
Jack on June 29. Jack weighed 9 lbs., 5 1/2 
oz. They are adjusting to parenthood. 
Beth, I hope you survived the heat this 
summer! You and I sure picked the 
hottest summer yet to have our babies! T 
Mike Tulloch attended his father's 45th 
GDA Reunion this past June. He said he 
really enjoyed listening to the "war sto- 
ries" of his dad and his classmates. Mike's 
son David (six) is starting first grade this 
fall and Bennett (three) is having all the 
fun he can prior to beginning his school- 
ing. Susan and Mike are both well and 
planned on seeing Dave Bell, his wife Jean 
and son Daniel at the end of August. T 
Andrew Sterge is President of 

BNP/CooperNeff Advisors, Inc., a propri- 
etary trading subsidiary of Banque 
Nationale de Paris. He has two sons, 
Nicholas and Jesse. T Geoffrey and I had 
our second child Sarah on June 9. She 
weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. I've enjoyed having 
the summer off and am heading back to 
work after Labor Day. 


Scott M. Pope 


25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

In the event you responded to my request 
for news, sent a card or letter to my house 
and you do not see your notes in this 
issue, fear notl I will be mailing out a letter 
to coincide with The Archon mailing to 
give you all the class news to the extent 
that I know it. My Class Secretary letter 
and "Don't Be Shy" cards were late in get- 
ting to you relative to the deadline for this 
article. Forgive me. I would like to thank 
in advance all of you who took the time to 
write me! And for those who did not 
write... well... this is a family subscription 
and profane name-calling would not be 
appropriate. T I received a letter from 
Kelly (fames) Coleman. She writes, "I 
occasionally see Leslie (Russell) Lafond at 
a wedding or a cookout, which is a sur- 
prise, seeing that both our husbands work 
for the Liquor Commission and were best 
friends growing up! Kind of strange-I've 
been busy with my 76 children! I have a 
daughter named Kali who is eight years 
old and take care of 75 other children, ages 
six months to five years old, whom I con- 
sider my own. I am the Assistant Director 
at Little Blessing Day Care and preschool 
teacher here in Portsmouth. I am celebrat- 
ing a 10-year anniversary at Little Blessing 
Day Care and my 10th wedding anniver- 
sary this month! My life is full of kids, 
and I love every (almost every) minute of 
it! I hope to make to next Reunion! Say 
'Hi' to everyone from the Class of '78." T 
Kelly, I have three things to say to you: 1. 
We are putting you and Leslie in charge of 
all liquor purchases for all class events; 2. 
That is terrific news of your dual anniver- 
sary celebrations. Congratulations; and 
lastly, 76 children. ..are you insane?! ▼ I 
tried telephoning Rolf Dammann at his 
work in Washington, D.C. My sources 
said he was a legislative assistant to 
Congresswomen Helen Bentley's office. 
The telephone was disconnected and D.C. 
information had no idea who she was. 
Rolf, legislative assistant sounds important, 
but were you really in Washington? 
Where are you? T I left a phone message 
for Peter Hey at work. Like all good pas- 
tors, he was on vacation. I heard he was 
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area. Trying to mix business with plea- 
sure, eh, Pete? Look up Tad Higgins when 
you are in Wolfeboro! T I also caught 
Tad's answering machine.. .left my work 
number, but haven't heard a word. Tad, I 
attempted to contact you at work with no 
luck. Drop me a line or call! T Jim 
Goodhart, I tried calling you, but like a 
good sneak, I only talked to your Mom. 
We had a very nice discussion about "her 
Jimmv!" She informed me you have left 
her number as the active contact number 
for all your GDA calls. Nice guy, Jim. 
You can run, but you can't hide! I will 
keep your number private and protected 
from GDA fund-raising calls. Goodie: 
call me! t I left a message on Peter 
Jenkins voice mail. No return call yet, but 
I did establish that Peter is now in the 
International Marketing Department for 
Boston Scientific. Good for you, Peter. 
Now, get off you butt and drop me a 
line. T I caught up with Dr. Allen 
Leakey's wife Kathy Quite honestly 
Allen, I'm glad I spoke to her instead of 
you. What a lovely person! Pleasant, 
energetic. You were on the golf course 
with plans to take that next day off. A 
physician's work is never done, Allen! ▼ 
I had a fun, long conversation with Chris 
Latham'. He told me my letter has not yet 
arrived, but was not surprised, as New 
York City has a bunch of heroin addicts 
delivering the mail! Chris is a professional 
photographer, currently doing book pub- 
lishing work, editorial photography for 
companies like Simon & Schuster. During 
Chris' early career, he was working with 
professional models like Cindy Crawford 
in the fashion industry. Chris rattled off 
other notable names, but somehow I only 
remembered one. After spending over ten 
years in his career, Chris is taking his 
blended experiences and re-addressing his 
interest in fashion. I very much enjoyed 
visiting with you, Chris. You have a great 
sense of humor! ▼ Before I continue with 
more class news, I would like to suggest a 
few class gathering ideas: Fall time gath- 
ering in Portsmouth/Greenland at my 
house-a Saturday afternoon in October 
with a hamburger /hot dog cookout. We 
overlook Great Bay and have a large pond 
with some good size bass for the children 
to catch, should you choose to include 
them. Our home is within a 1 /4 mile of 
the Sandy Point/Great Bay estuary, which 
features a beautiful nature trail and new 
educational center. The second gathering 
idea would be around the month of 
February in North Conway for a weekend 
of skiing. Tom Driscoll also suggested this 
as a good idea. Great minds think alike. 
Obviously, great ideas need active partici- 

pation. I am not asking for volunteers (I'll 
call you if I want you). I am only asking 
you to make a commitment to be there if 
you physically can be. Please consider 
it! T I had another long, fun conversation 
with Tom Driscoll with a with a follow up 
faxed letter for this issue. Since both my 
conversation and his faxed letter were 
very humorous, I must recite his letter in 
its entirety. "Scott, life as an attorney is 
nothing compared to chasing a two-year- 
old around. Thomas Francis has the 
energy of a halfback, but I think he is des- 
tined to be an offensive tackle. Tara tells 
me to be prepared to have him play soc- 
cer. I'll send him off to live with Slater if 
that is his decision. Higgins living on a 
mountain; too many trips to the bluffs as a 
teenager. Steph looking for a job teaching 
in Maine. Do they have schools in Maine? 
Suggs teaching at GDA. Perfect! He was 
always so preppy! Dateline Ho-Chi-Minh 
City: USA, Vietnam review relations. 
Clinton names Peter Feith Ambassador. 
Everything going well at Gordon, Moore, 
Primason and Bradley. The North Shore's 
full-service law firm. My sixth season 
coaching Pop Warner football is under- 
way. The E-Squad was 7-0-1 last season, 
but we are a little raw this year. Jerry 
Garcia's untimely death must have cut 
into James Goodhart 's tee-shirt business. 
On the other hand, it may have helped! 
Ran into Ben Collins '77 last weekend. He 
is working for a Republican lobbying 
group, which turned my Democratic 
stomach. I have to run; someone just got 
into a car accident downstairs, and I want 
to be there first! See ya." Thanks, Tom for 
your letter and return call. I will keep you 
up to speed as the fall gathering comes 
together, t Well, folks, this is the news to 
date. Write/call. Keep me laughing and 
I'll try to do the same. 


Laura J. Roome 


917 Heatherstone Drive 

Winston-Salem, NC 


(910) 659-8199 

Lis Sapuppo writes, "Still in 
Massachusetts, but taking a break from 
the city life-busy building my retirement 
home in northern New Hampshire and 
moving along at a good pace this summer. 
I'll be training for 100th Boston Marathon 
next spring." t Martha Blake Ficke con- 
tinues to teach first grade and takes 
advantage of the summers off to spend 
with sons Andrew (four) and Dylan (one) 
at the beach. She writes, "Congratulations 
to Andy Linn\ Hope you are happy!" ▼ 

From Falmouth, ME: Kathy Coffin 
Hourihan and her husband Dan are gen- 
eral contracting another house, while 
daughter Lauren and son Jared prepare 
for the fourth and second grades. With a 
new puppy joining the Lab, three cats and 
a rabbit, Kathy' s busy with pet hair. T 
Amelia Kennard Woodworth has joined 
father Avery Woodworth 's Byfield farm, 
and life there is reportedly wonderful. 
When Avery isn't busy running his own 
construction business, he takes time to 
relax with Caleb (five-and-a-half), Eliza 
(three-and-a-half) and now Amelia (two 
months) as well as building a barn. T I 
have left Belk Department Stores and now 
work for K-Mart. The quality of life is so 
much better. Last January, I adopted a 
Lab-mix puppy to fill my house, and 
Winni (named for New Hampshire's Lake 
Winnipesaukee) keeps me on my toes. 
Please keep you news coming. 


Erica J. Goode 


74 R Thaxter Street 

Hingham, MA 02043 

(617) 749-7284 

Great to hear from so many old friends. ▼ 
Liz Evans had a baby girl, Sarah Atler 
Coler, on March 1st. Her son Garrett is 
three and starting pre-school in the fall. 
She just accepted a job as Senior Vice 
President-Mortgage Acquisitions with 
Metropolitan Bank. T Carol Sterge Gluek 
wrote to say she's going on ten years as an 
Assistant Vice President at Key Trust Co. 
of Ohio. She has two kids-five-year-old 
Jessica and two-year-old Louis (Gus). She 
says "Hi"to Ginger! t Ginger Bushell 
says she was married last September to 
Christopher Barnes, an attorney They 
bought a home in May in Studio City, CA, 
and she was just promoted to Vice 
President of Business Planning and 
Analysis, r Ken Mahler wrote to say he 
was also married last fall (November) to 
Tami Lynn Knapp, and they're expecting 
their first child in mid-October. He was 
sorry he missed the Reunion. ▼ Kevin 
Callahan writes, "Life has changed a bit... 
I got married to Kathi and recently had a 
beautiful, healthy daughter Kelly. I am 
currently working in Hartford for 
Shawmut Investment Advisors, but there 
is a possibility I could be moving to 
Boston. I keep in touch with Lia 
McCarthy, who works for Shawmut Bank 
in Greenwich; she got married in March. I 
also stay in touch with Jim Gardner, Jeff 
Bailly and Brian Rourke. I hear that Nick 
Taylor is in Denver. Is it time for a ski 
trip?" T Bruce Tallman and his wife 

42 The Archon- Fall! 995 

Karen recently had their second child. 
Eric Bruce Tallman was born on June 12, 
1995. Bruce also recently joined a rheuma- 
tology practice in Springfield, MA. T 
Tony Tommasi writes, "It has been a long 
time. I live in Brichtown, NJ, with my 
wife Anne-Marie, five-year-old daughter 
Danielle, and 14-month-old son Antonio, 
Jr. I am an officer with the Monmouth 
County Sheriffs Department." ▼ David 
Callan writes, "I have just moved into a 
new condo at Rhowes Wharf in Boston 
with my fiancee Lorri. We have a May 
1996 wedding planned and are happy to 
announce a new baby in June. I am a con- 
sultant with Perrini Corp, working on the 
Big Dig project. My new hobby is 
NASCAR racing. I will be in the Winston 
Cup Goodi 500 at Bristol, TN, on August 
26, 1995. Look forward to seeing class- 
mates soon." ▼ John Fain just returned 
from a short trip to the San Juan Islands. 
He lost his mother in April to cancer, but 
was fortunate enough to be with her, 
along with the rest of his family at her 
bedside. T I had a great time at the 
Reunion, seeing some of my old friends. 
My two girls (Madeline two and three- 
quarters years old and Lily, 16 months) are 
the smartest, most beautiful girls there are! 
I'm still at Boston University doing special 
events and working from home half the 


Jennifer G. Steward 


715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 352-7694 

15th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Thank you to everyone who took the time 
to be in touch this summer. I can't tell you 
how much I anticipated and enjoyed get- 
ting the mail each day as your postcards 
and notes arrived! I hope we can continue 
to grow in our awareness of each others' 
activities. It would be wonderful to be up- 
to-date before our Reunion this coming 
June. T Richard Aranosian writes that he 
is, "Still single and living the good life in 
sunny Tampa, FL. Currently I am study- 
ing computer programming at a local col- 
lege. I look forward to seeing all of my 
classmates at next year's Reunion." ▼ 
Charlie Bougas' wife Laurie took time to 
write in on his behalf. Charlie is very 
busy with New England Meat Market, Inc. 
He opened his second store in January. 
Charlie is justifiably feeling very proud as 
one of his stores was named "Best of 
Boston Butcher" by Boston Magazine. 
Laurie writes that their children, 
Christopher (six) and Alison (four) are 

A special day: GDA friends came together in June for the wedding of Nolden Johnson '85 to Beth Griffis on 
Martha's Vineyard. From left, standing are Quinn Pollock '85, Aileen Causing with bestman Michael Graf 
'84, Nolden and Beth Johnson, Justin Feingold '86 with his wife Lisa, and Frank Graf '56, P'84 with his wife 
Joan. Sitting are Jenny Graf Steward '81, her daughter Abigail and husband Chris. 

also thriving. According to Laurie, 
Charlie is "struggling to balance family, 
two stores and golf, and doing a great 
job." t Rob Breed and wife Heather 
Corey celebrated the birth of their 
third-another son!-this summer. Baby 
Elijah Corey Breed, born August 8th, joins 
brothers Zachary (four) and Nicholas 
(two). Congratulations to all! T Clarissa 
Dane Davidson writes, "Things are incred- 
ible! My marriage is going well-into our 
third year. Husband Jim starred in the 
CBS movie Crowfoot on June 7th. I fin- 
ished my debut alternative rock album (a 
drastic change!) under an alias name, and 
it's on MTV, too. A miracle, and finally a 
lot of fun." Congratulations, Clarissa! 
Clarissa asked that special hellos be sent 
to Lyn ("Where are you?"), Lisa and 
Vinca. She also sends word that she saw 
Peter Brandli at his sister's wedding and 
that he is doing great. T Life seems to be 
treating David Brown and wife Caty very 
well. Sons Coleman (three) and Peter 
(one) keep them very busy. David works 
for a commercial real estate brokerage and 
management company, selling land, repre- 
senting developers and marketing busi- 
ness and industrial sites to prospective 
tenants. Dave and Caty made a trip from 
their home in Beaverton, OR, to attend 
Keller Laros' wedding. The wedding, an 
early June celebration in Kona, HI, also 
served as a nice "small GDA Reunion." 
Larry Schwartz and his wife Kate, Mark 
and Benay Todzo and David and Caty all 
had a great time. T Cynthia Pfeiffer 
Horner is doing well. She and husband 
Doug are "Enjoying new-found time 
together, now that a grueling internship in 
family practice is over." She says that 
while she loves her work, she misses 

dearly the time to just chill out and have 
fun. "No family yet-hopefully once Doug 
and I have had time just for the two of us. 
Maybe in a year or two. Give my love to 
Laurie Krooss and Joanne Leary." T I 
received a wonderful letter from Lisa 
Louden bringing me up to date on career 
changes and a move from southern 
Florida to Charlotte, NC, where she is liv- 
ing now. She sends hellos to Jennifer 
Schaeffner and Clarissa and hopes to 
make it to our 15th ("yikes, where does 
time go?!"). T Tracey (Meehan) O'Dea 
and her husband James had their first son, 
Conor Thomas, on January 11, 1995. T 
Kathy O' Leary is working for a wine dis- 
tributor, which keeps her busy. I enjoyed 
a nice conversation with Kath and got to 
catch up quite a bit. It sounds as though 
life is treating her very well in 
Charlestown. She enjoys being an aunt to 
three nieces and six nephews, all of whom 
she says she doesn't see enough. She is 
still in touch with quite a few classmates, 
and enjoyed a great time at Robert 
Sudduth's wedding this past June. 
Congratulations to Robert! T Susan Perry 
sends word that, "Life is great at Phillips 
Andover." I know from trying to get 
together that Susan keeps very busy. 
When we spoke last, she said she loves 
teaching and coaching. T Claire Putnam 
writes, "I have a new job, still at Harvard, 
but I'm now working at the Center for 
International Affairs. I'm really enjoying 
the change. It is a really interesting job." T 
Michael Reilly dropped a note from 
Charlestown, MA, where he is living with 
his girlfriend Diane. Mike has been a divi- 
sion manager at Bardon Trimount for 
eight years now and continues to serve in 
the Army National Guard ("12 years' ser- 

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Class Notes 

vice-can you believe it!?") With all these 
responsibilities, Mike, as always, still 
makes time for recreation: "I enjoy run- 
ning, brewing beer, reading and playing 
tic-tac-toe." ▼ Jennifer Malamud 
Schaeffner recently left Fidelity 
Investments after eight years of service to 
join Shawmut National Corp. as V.P. of 
Retail Investment Sales. She and husband 
Bob are living in Swampscott, MA, 
"Spending time and money on our 
house-it never ends! Looking forward to 
our 15th." T Kellie and Chris Teel are liv- 
ing in Tulsa, OK, where they have been for 
the past two-and-a-half years. Kellie 
writes, "We have added another member 
to our family. Paige is now two, along 
with Brogan (five) and Sean (seven). Chris 
loves his job as quality manager at NMP 
Corp., and I am home-schooling second 
grade and kindergarten. We try to get to 
Maine every summer to escape the 100- 
degree heat." ▼ E. Dabney Friend Tonelli 
sent word that she is working at Keystone 
Investments in Boston. Husband Stefano 
is completing his architecture studies at 
Rhode Island School of Design. They 
managed to fit in what sounds like a won- 
derful vacation: "We spent a couple of 
weeks in Italy, traveling around and visit- 
ing friends, including Barbie Riggs (GDA 
Class of '79 exchange student), who came 
over from London and met us on Lake 
Maggiore. Had a great time." ▼ Life is 
going well for Mark Whitney and wife 
Mary Anne. Son Richard is now 17 
months old and very talkative. I know 
from first-hand viewings that Richard is a 
joy. Having passed the Bar last summer, 

Mark is enjoying work at the McLane Law 
Firm in Manchester, NH. 



Nancy Lord Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 
Bedford, NH 03110 
(603) 472-8993 

Rebecca B. Lapham 

34 Essex House 

6 Beverly Commons 


Beverly, MA 01915 

(508) 922-8731 

Cathleen A. Riley 



360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-407 

Up and away: Naval aviator Greg Friedman '86 stands 
flight deck in front of his F-14 Tomcat. 

First, as promised, news from Hank 
Friedman. He writes that he had a great 
time at the tenth and indicated that Mike 
Leary is as funny as ever. He's seen Ben 
Armstrong '85 a couple of times. Last 
summer, Hank also saw Courtney 
Church '85 when he reff-ed her fiance's 
playoff lacrosse game. "Small world." 
Hank had reconstructive surgery in March 
after blowing out his left knee again. 
Hope you are doing better now! He was 
planning on moving back to Taos, NM, 
this summer, permanently. Are you there 
yet, Hank? ▼ Chrissy Romboletti writes 
that she and husband Brian and their dog 
Jefferson were heading to 
Emerald Island in North 
Carolina for a week's vaca- 
tion, barring Hurricane Felix's 
arrival. I hope you managed 
to beat the storm. It was a 
bad one down there. Chrissy 
is loving not being a student 
anymore and has spent her 
summer by the pool with lots 
of fun reading. 
Congratulations on your 
graduation! She sends her 
best to the Class of '84. t 
Georgia Wattendorf Guiney 
sent me a really nice letter. 
Georgia's daughter Olivia 
turned one on August 27th, 
and she writes that she is 
expecting her second the 
beginning of December. 
Congratulations! I hope you 
are feeling well! Georgia is at 
on the home now full-time with 

Olivia and is planning to get 

her teacher's certificate so that she can 
teach once her children are in school. She 
sounds very happy and writes, "The best 
thing I ever did was become a mom!" You 
certainly have the right idea. Georgia still 
sees Karen Gronberg '83 quite a bit, as 
Karen is dating a friend of Georgia's hus- 
band and they are predicting wedding 
bells for them soon! Please send my best 
to Karen! Finally, Georgia sends her best 
to everyone! Let us know when the baby 
arrives! ▼ FJ Ventre also sent me a nice 
letter with all the news from his life. He 
writes that he finished his degree finally 
last year ("better late than never!"), and its 
official title is Bachelor of Music 
Performance with an Emphasis on Sound 
Recording. I'd really like to see that on 
your diploma. He is working for the 
Young Chang Research and Development 
Institute, which designs products for 
Kurzweil Music Systems, as a Soundware 
Engineer. He writes, "I get to digitally 
record, twist, squash and otherwise man- 
gle natural sounds in order to make them 
playable on a keyboard." It certainly 
sounds impressive! FJ is also playing the 
bass locally (Waltham) and lately in a 
band called The Invaders in and around 
Boston. He recently played with some 
guys from local band O-Positive on a com- 
pilation CD called This is Boston, not Austin 
on the Black Wolf label. FJ sends his 
regards "to anyone who cares to have 
them, especially David Gould\" Thanks 
for your letter! I really enjoyed hearing 
from you. Please keep in touch once 
you're famous. ▼ Dan and I did manage 
to have a mini-reunion with a few old 
GDA pals. Elizabeth Kimball Williams, 
with three-year-old Owen and five-month- 
old Graham (born 3/1/95) in tow, and 
Kathie Lambert Watt with nine-month- 
old Natalie and 28-year-old Gill in tow, 
came by for a barbecue this month. It was 
so great seeing them and meeting the new 
family members, although Gill was con- 
stantly checking my house for recorders 
and videos. I had to promise not to reveal 
any embarrassing news they shared in The 
Archon. So the "family version" is simply 
that Kathie is enjoying being a full-time 
mom to Natalie and she and Gill have a 
house with a weird dining room in Acton. 
We also indulged in Cheese Cake 
Company goodies thanks to Kathie. 
Elizabeth was returning from a couple of 
weeks stay with her family in Maine. Her 
son Owen was fascinated with our dogs, 
and Graham is absolutely the most con- 
tent baby. She is doing terrifically in 
England with husband Alan and their two 
boys, but insists that there is still plenty of 
room for visitors and asked me to please 

44 The Archon - Fall 1995 

extend an invitation to all classmates trav- 
eling in Europe. Liz is already planning 
her trip home next summer, and we had 
such a good time catching up this year 
that we had hoped to get together again 
next year (and would love to have any of 
you join us). ▼ I also spoke with Kim 
Grillo, who is still very busy being a 
lawyer in Concord, NH, and with Amy 
Welch '83, who just recently got engaged. 
She and her fiancee are in school in 
Vermont. ▼ As for my life, Dan and I con- 
tinue to run in local races. We see Mr. 
Abu and his daughter Use (Class of '93) 
frequently. We are also still working on 
our kitchen-rebuilding cabinets, wallpa- 
pering, new floor, new counter, paint, 
stenciling, etc. We are very close to finish- 
ing, but it can't be soon enough for us. We 
have managed to finish our den, and the 
downstairs bathroom is all repainted and 
wallpapered. Whenever I get discouraged 
with my kitchen, I hang out in my bath- 
room, although I feel kind of silly. We are 
planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC, 
in October for a week or so with college 
friends. It is a much needed vacation. We 
have gotten down to Hampton Beach a 
few times with my son Sean, who is now 
15 months old. He loves running on the 
sand and sinking his feet into the puddles. 
He is now starting to talk a bit, which has 
been a lot of fun for us. One of his first 
words was "rock," for the rocking chair in 
which he hangs out with my mother, not 
for the "rock"in "rock and roll." Sorry, FJ! 
My job is busy, although my Novell certifi- 
cation program is on hold, as we are 
migrating to Microsoft NT in the next 18 
months. I guess I can't really knock the 
free education on Microsoft programs, 
though. They are everywhere. Has any- 
one tried the new Windows 95 yet? That's 
about it with us. Thanks to everyone who 
wrote to me. Take care of yourselves and 
keep in touch. 


Nathalie E. Ames 


2355 N. Commonwealth 


Chicago, IL 60614 

(312) 880-5614 

Thanks to those of you who sent in your 
reply cards. It sounds as if everyone is 
having an exciting summer. ▼ Becky 
Chase Werner writes, "Things are great 
out here in the Northwest. Last week, 
Mike and I camped through Banff and 
Jasper (Canada) and Glacier National Park 
in Montana with my folks. Tenting was a 
little tougher this time, being six months 
pregnant!" Congratulations, Becky and 
Mike! T Dinah Daley also joined Becky's 
family's camping adventure for the last 
part of their vacation and went to several 

Tivo in Tokyo: John von Wentzel '86 is joined by 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon in Tokyo, Japan this 

outdoor concerts in western Washington. 
Dinah loves her house in Seattle, overlook- 
ing the sound and Olympic mountains. 
Dinah will be running and Becky will be 
participating in the Mt. Hood-to-Oregon 
coast 190-mile race in late August. Good 
luck! ▼ Alex Konovalchik writes, "This 
fall, I will begin my third year of teaching, 
coaching and dorm parenting at Brooks 
School. But more importantly, I will 
become a father! Sheila and I are expect- 
ing in January!" Congratulations, Alex and 
Sheila! T Jennifer and Peter Condon are 
living in Auke Bay, Alaska. They met at 
the University of Oregon and were mar- 
ried about a year ago. They are enjoying 
life together up north, though Pete works 
long hours at his environmental consulting 
job. T Sean Mahoney and Ben Armstrong 
have been hard at work starting a new 
business. They are in the process of open- 
ing up several video stores in the Boston 
area that will compete with the larger 
video chains. Stop by Big Planet Video 
and help them get off to a good start! ▼ 
Jeff Kelly writes, "It was fun for me to see 
everyone at Reunion. Last week, Michael 
Terrile and I went to the Newburyport 
Folk Festival where we saw Rob Turner 
and Linda McCarthy. On campus, Moody 
has been moved behind Cottage to make 
way for the new library. If anyone passes 
through By field, feel free to stop by." ▼ 
Michael Terrile is happy teaching art to 
children in New Hampshire. He has 
recently been in touch with Andrew 
Webber, Jon Shain, Mike Redgate and oth- 
ers. T Nolden Johnson got married the 
same weekend as Reunion Weekend. 
Quinn Pollock attended the wedding on 
Nantucket Island. ▼ Laura and Peter 
Quimby have a busy life. They have a 

beautiful daughter named Laurie, and have 
moved to Russia for a year. Peter is doing 
research for his Ph.D. T Kate Kaplan Cook 
couldn't make Reunion, but wanted to say 
"Hi" to everyone. ▼ Victoria deLisle Blanks 
attended Reunion in June. She has been 
working hard at her law firm in New 
Orleans. She and her husband are moving 
to Amsterdam for several years for a job 
opportunity It should be fun! Her new 
address is: Herengracht 298, 1016 Bx 
Amsterdam, Netherlands, phone: 011-31- 
20-626-9306. T Jessica Gould writes, "As 
many of you know (she told us at Reunion), 
I have been accepted to the master's pro- 
gram of business administration at the 
University of Texas at Austin. It is a two- 
year program. If you are planning to be in 
Austin during that time, I will have an open 
futon in my living room." Her new address 
is: 1071 Clayton Lane, #1103, Austin, TX 
78723. Phone: (512) 454-9865. r Raquel 
Ardito-B arietta flew up from Panama for 
the Reunion. She is doing very well with 
her design business and has gotten married! 
She was happy to see Victoria and 
Stephanie D'Orazto Migliozzi and meet 
Stephanie's beautiful daughter. ▼ Sam 
Blatchford was very brave and brought 
three out of four of his cute children to the 
Reunion. He and his wife Ann-Marie have 
moved to Maryland. ▼ It was wonderful to 
see everyone and meet all the children at 
the Reunion. Lissa and Andreiv Menyhart 
flew up from Florida with their son 
Nicholas; Anthony Fusco and his wife 
Kathleen brought their new son Nicholas 
for the day; Jon Nesbit and his wife brought 
their son and daughter to the Saturday 
evening festivities. T Katrina Russo 
Ramsey and her husband Stephen came 
from Vermont with their son Mitchell. The 
Ramseys are awaiting the arrival of their 
second child in February! Congratulations, 
Katrina! ▼ Lisa Demeri is doing well! She 
is living part-time in Rockport and part- 
time in Boston and painting most of the 
time. She and Mike Terrile had a wonderful 
art exhibit during the Reunion. ▼ Anna 
Hill is working part time at GDA and is 
coaching lacrosse. T Diane Frangos-Walsh 
is happily married to Mike and is teaching 
art at Shore Country Day. ▼ I saw many 
other people at the Reunion, including 
Stephanie Gardner-Ginsberg and her hus- 
band Scott; Rob Cloutier and his wife 
Nicola, who came down from Vermont; 
George Hasapidis, who helped me carry the 
Class of '85 banner on Saturday; Doug Kirk, 
who came out from Steamboat Springs, CO; 
and Jeff Taft, who is working for a law firm 
in Ohio. ▼ As for me, my daughter Laura 
and I are having a fun summer. We had a 
very relaxing time in Maine, which was 
much needed. I am really sad that Jerry 
Garcia died. I feel very fortunate that I was 
able to attend their last concert in Chicago 
on July 9th. He and the Grateful Dead repre- 

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Class Notes 

sented a very special part of my life for 
over 13 years. I have thought about many 
of you over the last several weeks, and I 
am sure you can relate to this loss, and I 
hope you are doing O.K. A big thanks to 
everyone who came to the Reunion. If 
you did not attend and I have not heard 
from you in a while, please drop me a 
note. I'm not the only one who would 
love to hear from you. Your classmates 
would, too! Take care! 


Jennifer L. Dupre 


33R Yale Avenue 

Wakefield, MA 01880 

(617) 245-9646 

10th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

This summer flew by as I was studying 
for the bar exam. John Brennan, who 
recently moved to Massachusetts from 
California, was in my bar review class. 
Hopefully, my days of studying are 
behind me! Marc and I also attended Kim 
Carey's wedding, where we saw many 
GDA classmates. I look forward to hear- 
ing what the rest of you are doing. Please 
keep in touch! ▼ Kim Carey got married 
on August 5, 1995 to Dale Rochford. Kim 
and Dale honeymooned in Bermuda 
when Hurricane Felix hit. They recently 
moved into a new apartment in 
Newton, t Pam (Bostrvick) Coakley and 
her husband Bruce were blessed with a 
beautiful baby boy named Jacob Daniel 
on April 18, 1994. He weighed in at a 
whopping 9 lbs., 8 oz. and at 22 inches. 
(Had the height to go along with the 
weight!) T Hedi Diir, after receiving a 
master's in French, has returned from 
Paris. She is hoping to find a teaching 
position and settle down in 
Massachusetts. ▼ Andrew Eaton got mar- 
ried on May 27, 1995 to Paige Brennan. 
He is living north of Chicago and is the 
Director of Personal Training Program at 
the Multiplex Health Club in Deerfield, 
IL. Dave Miller '88 and Jill Packard '88 
attended the wedding. He will have 
another announcement in October! ▼ 
Greg Friedman is a Navy fighter pilot and 
is currently flying an F-14 Tomcat. He fin- 
ished training last September and was 
sent on a cruise with the VF-51 
"Screaming Eagles," on board the USS 
Kittyhawk. He spent most of his time in 
the Sea of Japan. Greg plans on attending 

the Navy fighter weapons school in May 
His wife Hannah and son Tyler are living 
in San Diego. ▼ Vanessa Hunt recently 
bought a new condo in North Andover. 
She is a real estate specialist at Century 21 
Carriage House in Andover and recently 
rented George Liss a condo. She keeps in 
touch with Margaret Asadoorian, Amy 
Hefford and George. ▼ George recently 
moved back from Florida to live in 
Massachusetts. He got married in April to 
Meighan Deluke, whom he met in college. 
George is no longer playing on the golf 
tour. He is working in sales for RGR 
Logistics, Inc. ▼ Kim Mooney got 
engaged over the summer to Tim 
McNulty. She is currently living in 
Cincinnati and working long hours as a 
resident. ▼ Alex Marcidewicz is moving 
to the Czech Republic to take a job as a 
designer for the Prague Post, which is one 
of the English language newspapers in 
Prague. ▼ Last month, Tracy Beckett, 
Tanya Curry and Monique Proulx met in 
Washington, D.C., to catch up. They try to 
get together at least once a year; the last 
time was in Boston. The three of them are 
planning to attend our 10th Reunion and 
hope to see Melinda Stahl, Kelly Papin, 
Liz Hackett, Vanessa Hunt, Noah Wendler, 
Gene Taft, Bo Jones, Tim Nesbit and many 
others. ▼ Tanya lives in New York and is 
a broker for Morgan Stanley. ▼ Tracy is 
living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., 
working at the White House for the chief 
of staff. Tracy is getting married on April 
20, 1996 in Key West, FL. ▼ Monique just 
moved from Burlington, VT, to Haverhill, 
MA, to take over her father's equestrian 
shop in Andover. 


Amy F. Mack 


12 Arnold Avenue, #1 

Northampton, MA 


(413) 585-9432 

Hello, all you Archon readers! Anxiously 
awaiting all the latest news from your 
classmates, huh? Well here it is. First, I 
must report on the most successful, if mel- 
low, mini-Boston alum reunion we man- 
aged to have this past spring. Attendees 
included Allison Richard, Lucy Armstrong 
and brother Ben Armstrong '85, Diana 
Stram (a little late... but so nice to see that 
she's made it back safely from Africa!), 
Jenn Todd, Kris Kobialka, Rob DeLena, 
Kip Brown, Paula McCarthy, Andy 
Rockwell, Jim Andriotakis (I think they're 

Eric Lacroix '90 and GDA Star 

Eric Lacroix '90, rookie left 
winger on the L.A. Kings hockey team, 
and GDA were the stars of a feature 
story that appeared in the April 21 pro- 
gram for the Kings-Oilers game. 

The article quotes Lacroix as 
saying it took him about three months to 
feel comfortable in GDA 's English- 
speaking culture after arriving as a 
"skinny," five-foot, six-inch freshman 
from Quebec. "I liave to tell you, 
though, that my English was pretty good 
by the end of my first year. ...Now, look- 
ing back, Hie whole experience ivas really 
good for me. " Perhaps rooming with 
Nick Vachon '90, son of Kings President 
Rogie Vachon, helped. 

"Governor Dummer Academy 
is home to many foreign students who 
are interested in academics as well as 
athletics..." the program says of GDA. 

trying to drop their nicknames...), John 
"Toz" Fosdick (hanging in there with the 
muppet reference), Ted Duncan, Tom 
Johnson and Tom Jansen (otherwise 
known as "Duper," to keep things 
straight), t Duper has actually made the 
big time with his band Evelyn Swoons, 
which he savs is a cross between lane's 
Addiction and two ladies fighting at the 
checkout line. Sounds very interesting, 
Tom.... He later fessed up and told me 
that its more like a "funk metal jazzy 
polka kinda thing, kinda tough to 
describe." I guess so.... Anyway, he and 
swooning Evelyn will be playing at GDA 
in the fall (The Big Time) for a Friday 
night program. Anyone interested in 
learning more about the band call 617- 
BORE-1DJ (huh?) or contact Jelo-Delite 
Records, Boston, MA. In his spare time, 
Duper is a hotel Jester at the Marriot in 
Boston, really. ▼ Other news from atten- 
dees: Rob DeLena finished Northeastern 
Law School in May and now is an associ- 
ate in the Corporate Department of Testa, 
Hurwitz and Tibeault. ▼ Paula McCarthy 
has moved back to the area, just as we 
were meeting, in fact, and works jet-set- 
ting around the East Coast helping less 
inclined people install their computer sys- 
tems. She had just landed from a day in 
N.Y.C. when she arrived at the Beerworks, 
so she gets major points for making the 
effort!! T Diana Stram is now in 

46 The Archon - Fall 1995 

Naragansett, RI, in graduate school for 
oceanography. ▼ Jenn Todd is still spend- 
ing other people's money at Medtronic 
and has finished her first year of graduate 
school (M.B.A.). She and Kobi would like 
Karen Kagan to get in touch with them... or 
else. T The most exciting news comes 
from Amy Goldstein and Kristen LaBrie, 
who were doing much more interesting 
things on the very night we were all booz- 
ing at the Beerworks. Amy got engaged 
in New York to someone she's been seeing 
for about five years, but for some reason 
has withheld his name!! Details, Amy, 
details! Congrats to you! (Another one 
down...) Kristen was unable to attend the 
get-together because she was closing on a 
house in Newburyport. Yes, she is a 
homeowner. That might be a first for the 
class, but I'm not sure. As she reports, 
"not married, not engaged," just bought a 
house with her boyfriend and lives there 
with him and her dog. Way to go, 
Kristen! ▼ Other news: Elizabeth Adwin- 
Johnson graduated from B.U. School of 
Theater Arts with a degree in acting and 
has been working in Boston and the 
Northwest. ▼ Ann Blair reports from 
Berkeley that it's Deadhead mania out there 
with the passing of old Jerry. She went to 
some Garcia memorials, so witnessed it 
all. T Attention everyone, Chris 
McMorris is finally married! It happened 
September 30, 1995. He married Marianne 
Hendrie, who is a nurse. ▼ Jeff Katz has 
moved back to Boston and has been com- 
peting in the New England Norba 
Mountain Bike Championship series. 
Though he confessed to not have done so 
well, he was a sponsored racer this year, 
which is quite an accomplishment. ▼ 
Peter Barton refereed the National 
Fencing Championships in Louisville in 
June-eight straight days of refereeing, 
uggh.... T "Sreeves" is teaching science 
and math in Warsaw, Poland, and will 
return next summer to teach in public 
schools in central New York. T John (Jeff) 
Fort now lives in Park City, UT, and has 
just married Kate Batal in August. 
Congrats, Jeff. Thanks for writing! ▼ 
Anita Russo Bartschat writes from North 
Carolina that she just finished a trip to the 
Grand Canyon, Sedona and Santa Fe, 
which was fabulous! ▼ One last final, sad 
note. We should take a moment of silence 
for the passing of (sniff...) Taco's car. The 
Swedish Sled, after years of dutiful ser- 
vice, has left us for greener pastures, or 
darker highways. Enjoy the new rig, 
Taco! T Thanks for all the news, guys! If 
you don't see your news in this issue, I 
probably got your card after the deadline. 
But I'm saving them, so keep sending 

Erika J. Sayewich 


811 President Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11215 

(718) 399-8739 

Jon Morisseau spent the summer teaching 
French and ESL at Cardigan Mountain 
School in Canaan, NH. He is currently 
teaching English at the Free University of 
Brussels, thanks to a Fulbright fellowship. 
House guests are welcome in Brussels. ▼ 
Paul Bucci still works for the Bank of 
Boston and sees Ted Smith a lot. He has 
been very involved in his community and 
is currently a member of the Cranston 
School Committee. ▼ Rebecca (Angell) 
DeWolfe has been working for U.S. 
Senator Jim Jeffords for the last two years 
and is living with her husband 
Christopher in Vermont. ▼ Matt Perkins 
and I had dinner in N.Y.C. a while back. 
He's been busy working at Bear Stearns, 
structuring and selling bonds collateral- 
ized by auto loans and mortgages. In his 
free time, he has attempted to live as "chi- 
chi" a life as possible, haunting SoBe and 
the Hamptons. T Dan Morrison is also in 
N.Y.C, after having moved from Boston, 
working for a private investment com- 
pany. ▼ Elizabeth Leary will have her 
first one-artist show held in the Pierce 
Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, this fall. She 
just returned from six months study in 
Florence, Italy, and sends her best wishes 
to all. T Christian Dennison has a busy 
summer working, playing hockey, volley- 
ball and sailing in Annapolis. He's travel- 
ing to Australia for four months before 
starting school. He'd love to contact other 
alums in the D.C. area. ▼ Julie Miller is 
beginning her last year of med school at 
Emory and is applying for residency in 
pediatrics. She's still in Atlanta and is 
looking forward to GDA visitors for the 
'96 Olympics. ▼ Chris Zabriskie is living 
and working in Boston. He's an editor in 
the elementary textbooks division of 
Houghton Mifflin. The work sounds fasci- 
nating; projector transparencies, audio 
tapes, CD-ROM discs and web sites now 
accompany textbooks, workbooks and 
testing materials. ▼ Charity Lombardi is 
currently looking for a job while working 
in marketing for her father's company. 
She attended Carrie Walton's wedding to 
Greg Penner in June, along with Kara 
Moheban, Jill Packard, Dave Miller, Lisa 
Sweeney and Jenny Petscheck. T Carrie is 
spending her honeymoon summer in 
Montana. ▼ Kara survived her first year 
at Suffolk Law and was selected for Law 
Review. She saw Jed Mixter at the GDA 
Reunion and has been keeping in touch 
with Brendon O'Brien in Boston. ▼ Jill 

and Dave attended David Adam's wed- 
ding on June 15 on Cranberry Island in 
Maine and had a great time dancing up a 
storm amongst Eric Gillman, Luke 
Gilfeather, Tony D'Orazio, Dave Walor, 
Wayne Belleau and Mark Juba. Jill and 
Dave moved to Derry, NH in June. ▼ 
Chris D'Orio is still working a lot and 
playing tennis in his free time. He and 
Jon Kazanjian are living together in 
Boston's North End. T Andy Noel has 
started on his master's degree in educa- 
tion at B.U. in their summer program. 
Andy spends his academic year working 
in admissions, teaching and coaching at 
Cardigan Mountain. T Todd O'Brien 
enjoyed his last summer off before begin- 
ning med school at UMass. T Wayne 
Belleau works for Navionics in Woods 
Hole, MA, as a cartographer, making elec- 
tronics navigation charts. ▼ Kristina von 
Trapp spent some of her October scuba 
diving on the Great Barrier Reef. She's 
been spending winters in Stowe and sum- 
mers in Australia. ▼ Cindy Draper mar- 
ried John Hatfield on September 16 in 
Canton, MA. ▼ Meg Murphy is working 
for a furniture /interior designer when 
she's not hanging out with her beau 
Alfonso and her 10-month-old pug, 
Emma. She and Heidi Danielson got 
together in New Hampshire this past 
July. ▼ Heidi is gearing up for grad 
school in the fall. T As for things in 
N.Y.C, they're going well. I've transferred 
from U.V.A. Law to N.Y.U. Law and will 
be married to Samuel Buell in August of 
1996. It's so great to hear from all of you! 


Kristin A. Brown 
One Elm Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 462-0752 

Thanks to everyone who sent me notes! It 
was wonderful to hear from people I 
haven't talked to or heard from since 
graduation! Here's what I heard: ▼ 
Alison Schermerhorn has had a busy past 
few months. She graduated from U.N.H. 
in May, went to Cancun with her 
boyfriend Greg, began working full-time 
at First NH Bank, moved in with Greg and 
bought a new '95 Saturn! Whew! She 
now hopes to take some time to relax. She 
hopes everything is going well with every- 
one! ▼ Jeff Fullerton, whom I saw at his 
brother Brett's graduation from GDA in 
June, recently accepted a new job working 
at a small company in West Virginia as a 
design engineer, working on the latest 
model of automobile crash test dummies. 
He says Martinsburg, WV, is a nice area, 
about an hour and a half from D.C. He 

The Archon - Fall 1995 47 

Class Notes 

Come to a 

Join classmates and 

schoolmates at the GDA fall 

phonathon for Reunion classes 

(ending in 6s and Is)... 

Date: Tuesday, November 28 

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. 

Place: Merrill Lynch, 

Wellesley Hills 

Also, watch for upcoming 

phonathons in Boston and at 

GDA, currently scheduled for 

February 26, 27 and 28 and 

March 4, 5 and 6. 

For further information on 

GDA phonathons, please call 

Betsy Winder, Director of 

Annual Giving, at Governor 

Dummer Academy 

(508) 465-1763. 

says anyone in the area should give him a 
call. His new address and number is: 
333-0 Pendleton Drive Martinsburg, WV 
25401,(304)264-4356. ▼ Cheryl Cutler 
(who we know as Cheryl Tucker) is mar- 
ried (obviously). She works at Fleet Bank 
on Cape Cod. She has been "hiding out" 
there for about two years. She has heard 
from Fati Entekhabi (speaking of 
her.. .where are you, Fati? What are you 
doing now? Get in touch. We would all 
love to hear what you are up to). Cheryl 
would like to know what happened to 
Jeannette Morss, Schuylar Dawson, Kevin 
Brewster and Chante Lampton? ▼ 
Michael Todd writes that he is working as 
an anesthesia technician at Beverly 
Hospital (MA), while he works at apply- 
ing to medical school, t Joerg Rohans 
writes that he "was a member of the 
National Team (lacrosse) and attended the 
World Cup and European Championships. 
My club in Germany (Munich Lacrosse 
Club) is going to host the Germany 
Championships in September. Need a 
goalie: Nate, want to come? (At the same 
time as the Oktoberfestival!!) Need a 
coach, also. Does anyone know a lax 
player in Munich? Make him contact me!! 
Phone #: 08170/92001" T Adam Barton 

wrote to update us on what is happening 
with him. He says, "I'm one of those peo- 
ple who has been negligent about keeping 
in touch; I hardly know where to start. I 
graduated from Penn and then spent a 
year traveling through Bangladesh and 
South Asia, taught English at an orphan- 
age and volunteered at medical clinics. 
The day I got back in the U.S., I got 
engaged and was married last December. 
(Congrats!) My wife Amanda and I now 
live in New York City, and I will be start- 
ing a Masters in International 
Development in a couple weeks at 
Columbia. I was out of the country for the 
Reunion and am pretty out of touch with 
most everyone." Well, you are no longer 
out of touch with us. Thanks for updating 
us. It sounds like you have been very 
busy. Good luck with school! T Also in 
New York City is Tom Plante. He has been 
there for the past year and is looking for- 
ward to his one-year anniversary as a 
financial analyst at Value Line in 
September. He talks to Josh Solomon 
almost weekly, who has moved to San 
Diego with his girlfriend. Both of their 
golf games are improving, and Tom says 
he is looking forward to moving back to 
the Boston area in a few years. He says to 
look him up if anyone is in the N.Y.C. 
area. ▼ A real blast from the past came 
from N.Y.C. when I heard from Dave 
Fleming! He says, "I thought it would be 
fun to go into the out-of-work-actor busi- 
ness. Have moved to N.Y.C. to wear lots 
of black, pierce something and wait tables. 
I'm in the book under Presley, Elvis 
Aaron." Great to hear from you, Dave! ▼ 
Carrie O'Keefe is living on Beacon Hill 
with Allison Hyder and working at Paine 
Webber. ▼ Alison Magee is moving back 
to Boston and will be working at an adver- 
tising agency. ▼ Ted Sweeney wrote, 
which was great, as he was definitely one 
of the long lost souls. He has been out of 
touch with GDA for quite a while, but 
here's what he is up to: He took time off 
from Bradford College for the past 18 
months to work in a court ordered treat- 
ment facility for second-offending drunk 
drivers (hopefully you will not see any of 
our classmates there, Ted!). He is now 
heading back to college with a new 
major-pre-med. He hopes to get into med- 
ical school in the next two years. ▼ 
Mariah Lilly writes, "Hello, GDA! Sorry 
that I haven't been in touch for so long. I 
have recently graduated from UMass 
Amherst with my B.FA. in dance. 
Fortunately, I also found a job right away. 
Northfield Mt. Hermon School will be 

home to me in the very near future. As 
you have also heard, I am engaged and 
will be married next June! Say hello to 
everyone." t Haivley Appleton also 
writes, " I just signed a lease for a studio 
in Harvard Square and I am having inte- 
rior decorating fantasies! I am dividing 
my time working on Newbury Street. I 
am part-time at CP Shades and part-time 
at my parents' new store, Appletons'. It is 
very convenient because both are on the 
same block! Basically, I'm just trying to 
see what 'I'm going to do for a career." 
Maybe interior decorating is your thing, 
Hawley? ▼ Jessica Cowles recently 
moved to a new place and is loving it. 
She is still working for Animated Images, 
making CAD software for the fashion 
industry. She is making plans to leave 
Maine within the next year, but doesn't 
know where to. She saw Grace Jeanes'92 
in Camden. "Miss everyone,"she says. T 
Victoria Hill married Hugh C. Resnick on 
August 20, 1994. She will be attending 
graduate school at Indiana University in 
the fall, studying early American 
history ▼ I heard from Rob Tartarian. 
Rob, I think the last time I saw you was 
when you left a party at Pat Riley's years 
ago! He says, "I am currently living in 
Fox, AK. I have gotten into dog mushing 
and have my own small team of 10. I will 
be working to get my architectural and 
civil drafting certificate this winter. Rock 
climbing, hiking and mountaineering to 
stay in shape. Planning on doing a NOLS 
course next summer. Don't think anybody 
would recognize me if they saw me." t 
Dan Nadeau has found a new apartment 
in Charlestown, MA, which is great, and 
he is having a great time indulging in the 
life of Boston. He is still enjoying working 
at The Boston Company. He often sees 
many GDA alums around town and 
enjoys catching up on what now seems 
like "old times." If you're in the Boston 
area, give him a call: (617) 242-8835. T 
Rob Ashworth has been working for his 
dad in Boston all summer, and it's going 
well. He says he doesn't make much 
money, but considering his dad will be 
paying for grad school, he is in no position 
to ask for a raise. His summer has been 
going well, he writes: "My girlfriend 
came up for a week over the 4th of July, 
and just recently visited for a few days 
while she was interviewing for some jobs. 
She is moving up for good by Labor Day, 
and possibly sooner if she is hired. We're 
going to live in Andover until October 
(while my parents are still in Maine), and 
then hopefully we'll find a place that will 

48 The Archon - Fall 1995 

take my dog." He says he saw Matt 
Doivning and Derek VanVliet and "those 
guys"at a huge party in Andover, and ear- 
lier in the summer he went to a Red Sox 
game with them. T Speaking of the Red 
Sox. the time of this letter, the BoSox 
are kicking butt! I hope by the time this 
issue gets to all of you, we will still be as 
proud of them. Hopefully, if they make it 
to the World Series, they will have better 
luck than they did when we were sopho- 
mores at GDA. I can vividly remember 
sitting in the French Building with some of 
you watching that series and just cringing 
as we came so close and lost it. Anyway, 
keep in touch. I am looking forward to 
the kids arriving back on campus. GDA is 
a different place without students! I will 
still be living in Moody next year (luckily 
they put on an addition as well as my own 
entrance). As a result of the construction 
of the new library, however, Moody 
moved down the street and is now located 
next to the "new dorm." Campus looks 
quite different. Come visit! Hope all is 
well, and thanks again to those who 


Class Secretary Needed 

Nicole F. LaTour 


25 Marion Street, #31 

Brookline, MA 02146 

(617) 566-5099 

5th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

With graduations and everything else, it 
has been quite a challenge trying to find 
out what everyone has been up to, but 
luckily I have had some help. T I caught 
up with Brian Novelline this summer on 
the cape. He's graduated from Dartmouth 
and will be heading out to Chicago this 
fall with Dave Corbett. ▼ Dave spent his 
summer traveling around Europe with 
Phil Gatchell and, while in Barcelona, ran 
into Alexis Colby, who was traveling with 
her "Texan," and now is back in New York 
City working at Christie's in the jewelry 
and silver department. ▼ Also in the Big 
Apple is Matt Murphy, who was visited 
by Easton Craft, Stratton Newbert and 
Bence Oliver. T Leah Colangelo is living 
in Shrewsbury and deciding on future 
plans. She tries to talk with Scoff McLeod 
as often as possible, but with Scott back- 
packing around Southeast Asia it isn't 

easy, t Also on the international front, 
Toby Levine has left for Costa Rica, where 
she will be working and hopefully coming 
back to us in the not too distant future. ▼ 
Megan Price will be working at the Fay 
School this fall. ▼ Speaking of teaching, 
John Whitesides wrote that he is going 
back to U. Maine to get his graduate 
degree in exercise physiology and also has 
a teaching fellowship there, which will 
allow him to be teaching an undergradu- 
ate course in the fall as well, t In D.C., 
Karen Queen is working at a law firm. 
Leslie McCant is also somewhere on the 
hill, and Mia Lindenfelzer has finally 
defected from New York City and gone to 
D.C. to be a law student at American 
University, and is in the same section as 
my brother. T Here in Boston, I am trying 
to adjust to this post-college life and am 
keeping busy in Harvard Square with my 
internship at the American Repertory 
Theatre. ▼ Chuck Rodman is also around 
and just started his first year at New 
England Law. T Kori Winter graduated 
this spring from B.U. with a degree in 
accounting and has wisely decided to put 
off reality for a bit and take a year off with 
plans to travel and relax. She spent time 
this summer with Becky Baker, who was 
up from U.N.C. for a while before she 
went back to her final year. T Finally, I 
have my more wedding announcements. 
On October 22, Kori will be Alexandria 
Vincents maid of honor. Congratulations, 
Alex! Alex graduated from UMass-Lowell 
with a degree in accounting and has 
started to work for a firm just outside of 
Boston. T Scott Miller is engaged to 
Heather Vaughan of Fairview, NC. A 1998 
wedding is planned. Scott recently gradu- 
ated from Elon College. T Well, I know 
this is a hectic time for everyone, but in 
trying to get things organized, I've real- 
ized that most of you have new addresses, 
so in order to keep you best informed, 
either send them to me or to GDA directly. 
Happy fall and please keep in touch. 


Joshua C. Lappin 


300 Pultney Street 

Geneva, NY 14456 

It's official. We're old. I can say this now 
because a classmate of ours was recently 
married and is now happily living with 
his wife in Providence. Congratulations 
go out to Chris Nielsen and his wife 
Timerie, who were married on August 
19th near their summer home in 
California. Joe Montminy and I had the 
pleasure of speaking with Chris just a few 
days before the ceremony. Nielly will be 

entering his junior year at the Rhode 
Island School of Design. Joe and I spent a 
good amount of time talking about all the 
stuff we had to do this year. It looks like 
Joe will be applying to a whole mess of 
schools, just as he did his senior year at 
GDA. Meanwhile, he is looking forward 
to football. ▼ Mike Holbrook is also look- 
ing forward to his football season at B.U. 
Mike had the opportunity to talk to Joe 
Kirch, who is enjoying himself at S.U.N.Y 
Stoneybrook while playing basketball. T 
Dara Shain has been living in North 
Carolina for a year with her brother and 
their new dog. Dara had the chance to 
spend some time with Cara Lineman, who 
recently studied in Bolivia. ▼ At the end 
of the summer, Cara flew to Florence to 
meet up with Amy Nicolo and Allison 
Burnim. Cara also writes that she heard 
from Jackie Hogan, who also wrote to me 
on e-mail to let me know that she is enjoy- 
ing herself in Maryland. ▼ Jed Murdoch 
had a good summer working for a land- 
scaping company in Vermont. However, 
he is looking forward to the hiking, bik- 
ing, camping and all that other outdoors 
stuff they do in Colorado. Jed had the 
opportunity to talk with Tim Ghetto and 
Colin Nix, who are all collectively mourn- 
ing the death of Jerry Garcia. T Gus 
Mergins writes, "I am returning to 
Lawrence University as a 22-year-old 
junior after a not-so-lucrative year off. 
Nevertheless, I am very excited. My sum- 
mer has flown by, and not much big 
adventure has been had. I miss the East 
dearly and hope to see some classmates 
soon. The midwestern GDA contingent 
has become lonely. Have a nice day." ▼ 
Petr Vasicko enjoyed his stay in The 
Czech Republic this summer and is 
returning to Elmira College for his junior 
year in college. He sends his regards to all 
those who will be graduating this year. T 
Patrick Gervais visited GDA this summer 
and was disappointed to find no one there 
except a meditation group. (All right 
then.) However, Pat was happy to visit 
with some faculty who went up to 
Montreal this summer. T At the begin- 
ning of the summer, I was lucky enough 
to spend time with Pete Costello and Jon 
Kazanjian at a Red Sox game. The Sox 
won 5-2, and afterwards the three of us 
got to spend some quality time together at 
a local social establishment across the 
street. I was granted sufficient time to 
ponder how nice it was to see the two of 
them as I sat outside on the curb by 
myself after my evening was unfairly cut 
short. But I'm sure everyone will be 
happy to know that neither Jon nor Pete 
was disturbed by the unfortunate event, 
and that they did not find it hard to take 

The Archon- Fall 1995 49 

Class Notes 

their time in finishing their business 
inside. ▼ Jon-Patrick Costello is now the 
station manager for WERS FM 88.9 at 
Emerson College and participated in an 
internship at WBCN, working production 
activities for the Mark Parenteau show ▼ 
Jason Pierce is still at the University of 
Denver, where he is working on his dou- 
ble major in marketing and graphic 
design, t AH Derderian has had a busy 
summer working with a 14-year-old boy 
with cerebral palsy and working at a 
halfway house for people with schizo- 
phrenia. She will be taking her GEDs in 
November, with the intention of going to 
grad school to study psychiatry. 
Somehow, Ali has made time for painting, 
which she still enjoys. ▼ I was very 
happy to hear from my old roommate 
from sophomore year, David Olshansky. 
Dave is doing great at the University of 
Miami, where he has a 3.0 GPA and is liv- 
ing with his girlfriend in a beautiful 
condo, equipped with pool, hot tub and 
garage, t Grace Jeanes is in an associate 
program with M.B.N.A. America. She is 
also working in corporate finance man- 
agement in the New England Regional 
Headquarters in Camden, ME. Grace 
writes that the work is intense, but she'll 
have even more work to do when she gets 
back to school as captain of the ice hockey 
team. ▼ I had the pleasure of spending 
quality time with Erin Elwell, Brooke 
Whiting, Carolyn Mclnnis, as well as 
other fellow alumni from the Class of'93. 
Erin is still enjoying herself at Drew, 
studying psychology, while Brooke is 
looking forward to leading the newly 
formed women's varsity ice hockey team 
at Amherst; and Carolyn is still recover- 
ing from her term in Ireland, which she 
enjoyed very much. This summer, 
Carolyn interned at Liberty Mutual in 
Boston. T Believe it or not, I heard from 
Bryant Briggs, who is now pre-med at 
B.U. Briggsy spent the summer in 
Cambridge. ▼ Chris Ruggiero is in the 
process of deciding whether or not to 
become a student teacher this year at 
Connecticut College. This summer Rugg 
coached at Dartmouth College Hockey 
Camp with Patti Crowe, Babe Ceglarski 
and Devin Sullivan. ▼ Miles Van 
Rensselaer was awarded the Wycoff A. 
Sword Memorial Prize in Sculpture at 
Kenyon College. The award is presented 
to the student whose sculpture is judged 
best in an annual competition. Miles is 
majoring in English and studio art at 
Kenyon. T As for myself, it has been a 
busy summer. I interned in the marketing 

and promotions department of WRKO 
Radio this summer, which was interest- 
ing. For five days I stayed at the 
University of Memphis, where my frater- 
nity held the national convention, which 
was a great time. Beale Street was a lot of 
fun. I spent a lot of time getting ready for 
fall term, which should be very busy. I 
also worked the night shift at the local 
Dunkin Donuts, which had the tendency 
to be disgusting. All in all, it wasn't so 
bad. When things got hectic, I sat back, 
relaxed and had a nice bowl of barometer 
soup. Good luck this year! 


Saundra E. Watson 


Lesley College 

47 Oxford Street, Box 


Cambridge, MA 02318 

(617) 497-7334 

As the fall begins, I hope things have 
begun to settle down at school, as we 
begin to put the summer out of our 
minds. I hope everyone had a productive 
one. ▼ Nellie Godfrey worked hard at the 
GAP this summer, as I did. Nellie, I 
wished I had known. I would have called 
you often for customer checks! ▼ 
Congratulations on your April marriage, 
Ingrid! Ingrid Eilertson took last semes- 
ter off and got married in April. We all 
wish you the best and I'll see you in the 
fall. T Shirani Wickramasinghe spent the 
month of August in Mexico, living on a 
pecan farm. Shirani picked pecans, swam 
in waterfalls and traveled all over the 
country. She is even receiving credit for 
school. Shirani also came up to Boston 
for a quick visit before venturing to 
Mexico. ▼ Of course, Nicole Simkins has 
seen a bunch of'93 graduates: Amy 
Chase, Shirani, Betsy Lee, Dana Pascucci, 
Matt Casellini, Jason Benedict, Josh Pike, 
Lissa Murnane and me. But, I'm sure she 
is glad to be back in Florida. ▼ Lissa is 
living in her own apartment in Medford, 
where she had a little get together in the 
beginning of the summer. Jeremy Lyons, 
Matt, Josh, Amy, Nicole, Shirani and I 
turned up for a mini-reunion. Lissa also 
worked and took a class at Tufts. ▼ 
Kristen Hand spent the summer in new 
Jersey, working for a summer arts insti- 
tute. She is spending first semester in 
New York City, and then second semester 
she is off to Western Samoa, Polynesia to 
study there. Have a good time in New 
York and good luck in Polynesia, 
Kristen. ▼ It was a nice surprise to hear 

from Shawn Markeyl I was shocked to 
hear that he is a biochemistry major and a 
French minor (nerd is right), but sure he 
will be the greatest French speaking bio- 
chemist. I hope your surgery went well 
and you will be on the football field again 
this fall, ▼ Cara Marcous also had a busy 
summer, but I am sure she is glad to be 
back at Brown. Cara has spoken to Coral 
Keith, who is in Hawaii for the summer, 
and she sends her best to everyone. ▼ It 
was nice to hear from Mike Nadeau. 
Nads says he loves Union, and I know he 
is glad to be back. Nads still keeps in 
touch with Stash Karandanis and Jon 
Jett, and sees Jeff Wotton (our favorite 
trainer, besides Kel) every day at work. 
Mr. Wotton sends a big hello to the Class 
of '93 and Nads tells me that he is expect- 
ing a baby in December. I am sure every- 
one from the Class of '93 sends a 
congratulations to Jeff and Cheryl! T 
Alec MacLachlan has changed directions 
and is studying psychology at the 
University of Hawaii this fall. ▼ Jill 
Hindle lived on Lake Winnipesaukee in 
New Hampshire while waitressing and 
teaching Colin O'Neill how to slalom ski! 
Jill has decided to major in environmental 
science, with a focus in writing /analysis. 
I would like to thank Jill for her praise of 
my faithful duties as Class Secretary. ▼ 
Jody Dan has had a busy summer. She 
was a nanny for a family of three children 
(all under the age of five!) in Richmond, 
VA. She is going to miss seeing Nicole 
LaTour' 91 at school this year and is anx- 
ious to find out what Laura Renna is up 
to. Jody sends a "hello"to Katie Renna 
'96, whom she saw on Fisher's Island. ▼ I 
am glad to be back in the routine of 
school, but I am as busy as ever. I hope to 
hear from more of you guys next time. 


Kristen L. Marvin 


2424 Pennsylvania 

Avenue NW, #618 

Washington, DC 20037 

(202) 861-2931 

Well, unfortunately the summer has come 
to an end, but from what it seems, people 
are anxious to go back to school. I have 
spent my summer here so I don't have a 
long way to travel, but for some there is a 
long trip ahead. ▼ Kasey McGarrigle is 
excited to get back to Colorado. She is 
taking a few days to drive out there and is 
looking forward to getting back on cam- 
pus. She had had a great summer, spend- 
ing time with friends and working. She 

50 The Archon- Fall 1995 

has seen a lot of Lisa Masinter, who spent 
her summer working in New England. 
Kasey has also made trips to Maine to see 
Kate Savage and to Cape Cod to see 
Nikki Maheu. ▼ Nikki is keeping busy 
working at a clothing store and relaxing 
with friends and family. T Both Erin 
Canavin and Karen Silver made trips to 
the Cape to see Nikki. Erin has been 
working and is looking forward to mov- 
ing into her apartment in Boston. She 
starts school at Northeastern this semes- 
ter. Karen leaves the 18th of August to 
head back to St. Louis. She has been 
working with Erin this summer and is 
excited to start school again. She wants to 
wish everyone a great sophomore year. ▼ 
I received a letter from Jeremy Rimer, 
who says he is having the time of his life 
in Florida. He is at the University of 
Florida and lives in a house on campus. 
He enjoyed his summer as he visited the 
Bahamas and is now trying to put 
together a second band. ▼ Cathy Perry 
just finished an E.M.T. course, which she 
says was challenging. Perry loved her 
first year at Georgetown and is looking 
forward to returning to D.C. She did 
have a relaxing summer and said it was 
great seeing everyone again. ▼ Jayson 
Coughlin is planning on majoring in pub- 
lic justice at Oswego State in Oswego, NY. 
He had a great first year playing hockey 
for the Great Lakers and is living this year 
in a house three minutes from campus 
with three other guys on the hockey 
team. ▼ Tim O'Keefe spent his summer 
reading electric meters for P.S.N. H., relax- 
ing and spending time with friends. Tim 
has seen a lot of Jenn Mulloy and Kurt 
Danielson. The three of them went back- 
packing in the White Mountains for three 
days. He also had the chance to see 
Karen Hesselbach and Jackie Bean '95. 
Tim says that he's had a great summer 
but is looking forward to returning to 
Davidson. ▼ Karen Hesselbach has had a 
great summer, relaxing in the sun, life- 
guarding at Water Country. She is look- 
ing forward to seeing friends at 
Gettysburg but is not ready to start 
classes. She said that it has been fun see- 
ing people from home and being with her 
family. T Lisa Maffei had a great first 
year at William Smith and is looking for- 
ward to returning this fall. Lisa has had a 
relaxing summer in West Newbury seeing 
everyone. T Michelle Dumas spent her 
summer working for a software company 
that she had worked for last summer. She 
has seen John Markos, Mandy Hirsch, 
Dave Costa and Tim Gould '95 and is 
happy to return to Gettysburg this fall 

with some new GDA faces. ▼ Alfonso 
Garcia will be attending Wake Forest this 
fall, and wants anyone who is in the area 
to look him up. T To everyone who 
responded, thank you for your efforts. 
For those of you who didn't, hope to hear 
from you before the next Archon. Good 
luck to everyone in the Class of 1994. 


Laura B. Barnes 
Trinity College 
Main Hall, #416 
Washington, DC 20017 
(202) 328-4299 

The Class of 1995 has been plenty busy 
this past summer, working and preparing 
for college. I have been busy working on 
the 1995 Milestone, which was completed 
in August, and at FTP Software, a com- 
puter software company, with Michelle 
Dumas '94. If you were in the 
Newburyport area at all this summer, you 
may have bumped into several people 
from GDA. ▼ Kesenija Topic and Adam 
Tagliamonte were E.S.L. counselors for a 
month with Japanese students on cam- 
pus. T You could find Lindsey Swallow 
working at either the Captain's Quarters 
restaurant or Native Sun clothing bou- 
tique. T Maire Herron worked at 
Tendercrop Farm in Newbury after she 
spent two weeks on an Outward Bound 
canoe trip. ▼ Matt Dow worked at a 
restaurant in Salisbury once his knee 
healed from the surgery he had after 
graduation. ▼ Ironically, Casey 
Deschamps also had knee surgery and 
worked in a restaurant this summer. T 
Casey Barbaro was busy scooping ice 
cream at Hodgie's Too in Salisbury, as 
well as working for her dad. ▼ Deb 
Barry helped out her dad too this sum- 
mer by working for him at a mug 
factory. ▼ Also giving her dad a helping 
hand in the office while learning the fam- 
ily business is Savina Sasserath. Savina 
found time to travel with her family to 
Italy for the month of July, where I am 
told she got very tanned. ▼ Arnaud 
Lessard also managed to get a great tan 
running a beach parking lot on Plum 
Island. He even saw Chris Browne, who 
happened to be on the Island visiting 
family before leaving for a trip to Europe. 
Arnaud found the time to make a trip to 
New Jersey to visit Chris Keybida, who is 
taking college courses, helping his dad on 
their farm, as well as working for another 
farm. The two caught up with Orlando 
Velazco, who is working at a bank in 
N.Y.C. and literally handles millions of 
dollars a day. ▼ Ed Guzman had his 

hands full with campers at a camp out in 
California, where he worked with Kate 
McCullough '96. Edward and Kate got a 
surprise visit from Dottie Bragdon, who 
was at a summer camp of her own. They 
went out to dinner and talked about 
GDA. Now he does not know what to do 
with his time, since Stanford does not 
start until late September. T Brendt 
D'Orio and Brian Harriman also had 
their hands full with hockey campers at 
the Brooks School Hockey Camp. Dio 
and Tim Gould attended the Patriots first 
pre-season game and are hoping for a big 
season for the Pats. ▼ Gouldie and Chris 
Dubois had an active summer painting 
houses for College Pro Painters, and their 
manager was Dave Costa '94. ▼ Martha 
Fournier said she's had an unbelievable 
summer. She first attended clown school 
in Virginia, then found herself to be one 
of the chosen few to study mime from 
master mime Marcel Marceau in Ohio. 
She's excited about attending U.N.H. and 
is living in the international dormitory on 
campus. T Martha is not the only one 
with an interesting living situation. I 
heard through the grapevine that Merritt 
Noel, Preston Picardi and Chris Dubois 
are roommates at U.V.M. ▼ I've learned 
that Caroline Scully was accepted off the 
waiting list to Boston College and is 
attending classes there instead of Saint 
Michael's College. Congratulations, 
Caroline! ▼ Laurie Carrier traveled to 
Ireland, while Sung An and Raymond 
Pribadi visited one of my favorite places 
in the world this summer, Australia's 
Gold Coast. ▼ Miranda Trussell has been 
working and hanging out with friends all 
summer. She saw Ashley, Deb and Amy 
B. at a gas station on her way to see 
Hootie and the Blowfish at Great Woods. 
She starts classes at Wheaton College on 
September 2. Miranda misses everyone 
and wishes them good luck. Her e-mail 
address is ▼ Michelle 
Ristuccia just got back from spending a 
month doing community service in Costa 
Rica. She has one year left in high school 
and is then hoping to attend Bowdoin 
College. She wishes everyone in the Class 
of'95 good luck. ▼ Chris Browne gradu- 
ated from Greenwich High School in 
1995. He spent the summer windsurfing 
in the south of Spain and will be attend- 
ing St. Michael's College in Vermont this 

The Archon -Fall 1995 51 



• ••• 

Dottie and Put Flint '37, GP'99 


I i et's get things in proper order. 

"One strives to earn enough to do 
the right thing, first for one's spouse, then 
for one's children, then for one's grandchil- 
dren. Having taken care of food, shelter 
and clothing, education remains. 

"I owe a great debt to Governor 
Dumrner Academy for the influence and 
preparation I received during my four years 
there. I have tried through annual and capi- 
tal donations to make at least a partial pay- 
back. The easiest method was through a 
charitable gift annuity: Dottie and I receive 
the income, at a 6.6 percent return during 
our lifetimes, and GDA will later receive the 
principal. I have disposed of two highly 
appreciated stocks, received a good tax 
break and can use the income towards my 
granddaughter Sarah's tuition at GDA. 

"Dottie and I are very happy with 
the annuity, and we urge others in the GDA 
community to join us in this highly fulfill- 
ing — and simple — means of supporting the 

If you would like more information on 
charitable gift annuities, gifts of appreciated 
property or bequests, please contact Karen E. 

jinley, Director of Development, at 
Governor Dumrner Academy (508-465-1763). 




Mail Order 1995-96 

SWEATSHIRTS (All are 80% - 95% cotton) (S,M,L,XL) 

Ash Gray, crew neck, "Governors" 

Ash Gray, crew neck, "Governors," large "G" on back 

Ash Gray, hooded, XXL "Governors" 

Ash Gray, crew neck, youth "Governors" 

Maroon, GDA logo in white 

White, GDA logo in maroon 

Ash Gray, "Governor Dummer Academy" 

Ash Gray, large applique "G" in maroon 

Ash Gray, crew neck, children's "Governors" 

GDA nylon 
supplex jacket 

Ash Gray "Governors' 


T - SHIRTS (All are 100%, cotton) (S,M,L,XL) 

White Henley, "Governor Dummer Academy" $20.50 

White with red logo/red with white logo $15.00 

White, various sports logOS (please specify) $20.00 

SHIRTS (All are 100%, cotton) (S,M,L,XL) 

White, mock turtle, long sleeve, "G" on back $21.95 

White, long sleeve, "Non Sibi Sed Aliis" $23.95 

White, long sleeve, nightshirt "G" $20.00 

White, short sleeve polo, GDA shield $36.95 


Maroon and white, nylon supplex, GDA logo 
Grey flannel, maroon sleeves, "Governors" on back 
Maroon Boathouse Crew, nylon supplex, 
"Governor Dummer Academy" on back 
Boathouse pants (match jacket) 



CAPS (Choose white with maroon type or maroon/white) (one size) 
Available with designations for all sports (please specify) $16.45 
Cream with maroon visor, "G" $15.25 

"Governor Dummer Academy" (white only) $16.45 

GDA Chair 

GDA Athletic Bag 

Massachusetts residents please add 5% sales tax for all non- 
clothing items. These prices are for mail order products and 
include shipping and handling. Prices are subject to change 
without notice. 


Chocolate ("Coins" in a mesh hag, imprinted logo) 

Cross Pen (Gleaming chrome with GDA logo) 

Cooler (8-qt., red and white, hard plastic with logo) 

Athletic bag (maroon with GDA logo and water bottle) 

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GDA Chair (black hardwood with cherry arms ) 

Glassware (Set of six highball glasses) 

Mug (Bone china, white with gold logo and rim) 

Necktie (Little Red School House on blue field) 

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Stadium cushion (15"xl2" white with maroon GDA logo) 

Golf Umbrella (large, nylon, maroon/ white with logo) 

Water Bottle (32 oz., white with maroon GDA logo) 

GDA Belt (GDA logo design, assorted sizes) 

GDA Key Ring (GDA logo design) 

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